You know it makes sense. We are in the technology age. Pinball was huge in the industrial era and there are still people who will pay the 7 or 8 thousand dollars to have a real one. Pinball is now in the DIY technology arena and it is only a matter of time before they become mainstream again and arcade games come back into vogue. The video shows you how someone made one in New Zealand and Instructables has instructions as to how someone else made a digital pinball machine. There is even a series of videos about how to make a digital pinball machine on a Raspberry Pi. All of these will be considerably cheaper than a real pinball machine and create a genuine learning path with technology because you have to learn about game emulators as well as how to connect it all together. The advantage is you can change the game on a virtual pinball machine. You need a computer, a monitor, other bits and a case. If you go on You Tube you will find some people have made some lovely cases. Nothing will replace a real pinball machine but people like to build and create things. They like learning. This is a great project!
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