Want to Make your OWN pinball machine?

Design and make your own pinball game AND learn how to use CAD software and Maker tools in the process.  Want to make it collaborative, or even competitive?  This base is designed to be easily combined with another for a 2-player pinball game.

Here’s how it works:

Assemble our blank pinball machine kit, design your game, then learn and use the Maker tools in the Edgerton Center Student Project Lab/Makerlodge. We’ve got 3D printers, a laser cutter, vinyl/craft cutters, electronics, microcontrollers, and shop tools, along with miscellaneous crafting materials.

There will be tutorial sessions for each tool group, and mentored shop time for construction of any kind.

The class is limited to 22. There is a materials fee of $25 which covers a base kit, 3 pinballs, and any other lab materials you need to create your machine.  The fee can be paid online after the application deadline, in case we need to do a lottery.

Registration and Schedule

Apply by Jan 3, 5 pm - Lottery if needed. 
Notification of acceptance by Jan 3, 7pm
Confirm registration and pay materials fee by Jan 4, 5 pm                            

Lessons + Mentored shop time (lessons are 3:00 - 4:30pm, Shop Time is 4:30 - 6:00)

Wed Jan 5 Kickoff and Base assembly
Fri Jan 7 3D Printers and CAD lesson
Mon Jan 10 Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters and 2D graphics
Wed Jan 12 Electronics and Microcontrollers
Fri Jan 14 CAD techniques

Mentored shop time 4:30 - 6:00

Wed Jan 19, Fri Jan 21, Mon Jan 24, Wed 26 

Pinball-Palooza Showcase

Fri Jan 28 5:00 - 6:00

APPLY by Mon Jan 3, 2021, 5pm EST. Preference is given to undergraduates.