On the How to Build a Pinball Machine blog, Dan gives a step-by-step explanation of how to build one, from its wooden frame down to the Arduino controlled components, simply for the sake of Pinball.
Don’t call it a Renaissance. That would imply that pinball has somehow been forgotten and reborn. The truth is these games never went away. We love to collect and play the very same games we originally played long ago.
And don’t call it the Future of pinball. These games belong to a certain era. Pinball cannot be changed without becoming something other than Pinball. Well-intentioned people often talk about new business models. New technology that will bring back the money making power of pinball for coin-op vendors. But these dreams don’t match the reality.
No, we a firmly planted in the Classic age of Pinball….
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