Re-purposed Pinball Machine Interactive Wall Hanging




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Introduction: Re-purposed Pinball Machine Interactive Wall Hanging

I had a non working pinball machine that still had all its parts. I completely dismantled the carcass and created a wall hanging from the parts to hang in a rec room. It has remote LED lights and a sound card run off the bumper buttons. It plays pinball machine sounds and The Who's Pinball Wizard.

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Step 1: Clean Up

I removed all the parts and dissembled the face from all its bumpers. Gave it a good cleaning and gave it a a few coats of clear Minwax water based poly to retain the patina. . I made a new face frame and used the original case to make the box to hold the new cleaned up face. I used the original bumper button as the sound buttons wired to the sound card and speaker.

Step 2: Adding the Details

I recreated the Instruction and "Play" cards for the face.

Step 3: LED Lights and It's Done!

I wired the inside of the frame and behind the game face with LEDs run by remote. The whole thing has a backing that can be opened to get at sound and lights. Two hang hooks and it is done. Came out great. Fun piece of pinball memorabilia.



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    I love how you added in the lighting! Really brings the pinball machine to live :)