The Nostalgia Of Pinball
Pinball: a nostalgic arcade game that every kid loved playing with back in the day. Pinball machines aren’t as easy to find as they used to be, but there’s still a way to play with one whenever you want.
No, you don’t need to buy a ton of electronic parts, lights, or even a metal ball. Nope, you can make all of this with a ton of stuff you probably already have!
Some of those things include cardboard, rubber bands, and a marble as your pinball. How clever is that?
Making The Machine
Gather these materials:
- Hair rubber bands
- Plastic book cover
- Ice-cream stick
- BBQ bamboo sticks & Chopsticks
- Hot glue gun
When it comes to actually building the machine, you have a lot of leeway here to do whatever you’d like. Obviously you can follow the construction that Mini Gear does to a T, or mix it up a bit.
That’s right, create your own pinball path! Create new shapes for the rubber bands, add more or less obstacles… have fun with this!
Watch Mini Gear’s video below to try making a pinball machine from scratch! It sounds a lot scarier than it actually is, I promise.