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Full-sized pinball machine out of K’NEX

By lyonsden

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    This is an impressive home brew pinball machine:

    #2 3 years ago

    Wow this is awesome!!!

    #3 3 years ago

    That’s incredible! I was more excited and impressed watching that, than when I’m watching the new Stern release video.

    #4 3 years ago

    Very impressive.

    #5 3 years ago

    I hope Dead Flip can make a stream! Hehe. Would be awesome!!

    #6 3 years ago

    My goodness!

    #7 3 years ago

    I’d probably slap save too hard and wonder why I feel a bunch of plastic pieces around my ankle.

    #8 3 years ago

    Wow! Incredible.

    #10 3 years ago

    That is freaking genius!!!

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Where's the Pinduino?

    Needs pinstadium.
    Tool cool for school.

    #12 3 years ago

    A work of art!

    #13 3 years ago

    Freaking amazing!! Well done!

    #14 3 years ago

    Certainly has more toys then most recent releases

    #15 3 years ago

    And a mini playfield too!!

    #16 3 years ago

    Awesome! I love stuff like this. Hats off to you! Have you ever seen this?

    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from fuseholder:

    Awesome! I love stuff like this. Hats off to you! Have you ever seen this?

    That is the coolest thing Iv ever seen in my life!

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Where's the Pinduino?

    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Needs pinstadium.
    Tool cool for school.

    In case you weren't aware, the OP is the creator of Pinduino which is why I made the comment.

    #19 3 years ago

    I can not imagine how many hours would have gone into design then build. Amazing!!

    #20 3 years ago

    Absolutely incredible - definitely needs lights to finish this masterpiece!

    #21 3 years ago

    Wow.. super cool... great job

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from jokerpoker:

    I can not imagine how many hours would have gone into design then build. Amazing!!

    He stated about 400. That’s about 399 hours more than modern Sterns

    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from fuseholder:

    Awesome! I love stuff like this. Hats off to you! Have you ever seen this?

    No I haven’t but that’s pretty cool! I love stuff like that. Reminds me of a little cafe in Vermont that had a system like that to take oranges from the kitchen up and around the whole cafe ceiling and into a juicer.

    #24 3 years ago

    I thought the plane I made with my kid was pretty cool. Not so much anymore.

    But seriously, that machine is amazing!

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    #25 3 years ago

    Sofa King Killer!
    I'd put down a deposit right now for a NIB. And I haven't owned a machine built after 1995!
    Looove this thing so much!

    #26 3 years ago

    Wow just wow! Just as impressed with this as I am with any ‘standard’ homebrew .. this things insane!

    #27 3 years ago

    It boggles my mind with a) the creativity of people, b) the passion and drive of these individuals and c) the obvious absence of any family or work life which means you are an independently wealthy mad scientist type, maybe own your own island? d) I wish I could what you do.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from tdbower:

    No I haven’t but that’s pretty cool! I love stuff like that. Reminds me of a little cafe in Vermont that had a system like that to take oranges from the kitchen up and around the whole cafe ceiling and into a juicer.

    This is the person who made this machine!

    Incredible work. Would love to know what inspired you to create this, what ideas you tried that didn't work out, and some of the more interesting design challenges you faced when putting it all together!

    #29 3 years ago

    Frippertron haha I’m actually just a recent graduate with a Mechanical Engineering degree, and I had a lot of downtime living at home during quarantine and applying for jobs. I’m not independently wealthy, but I did recently accept a job offer at Lockheed Martin! I also have only 3 private islands.

    #30 3 years ago

    Tyler kindly agreed to chat with Uncle Pinball tonight at 8.
    Any other questions besides, How the f did you do that?

    #31 3 years ago

    I'm curious about how hard it is to maintain, or if anything like glue was used to hold everything together. I built a big K'nex rollercoaster as a kid once, and it worked flawlessly at first, but after a short period of time it started to experience issues as all the pieces started to shift and come apart.

    #32 3 years ago
    Quoted from mystman12:

    I'm curious about how hard it is to maintain, or if anything like glue was used to hold everything together. I built a big K'nex rollercoaster as a kid once, and it worked flawlessly at first, but after a short period of time it started to experience issues as all the pieces started to shift and come apart.

    Good one! Same here!

    #33 3 years ago

    Uncle Pinball's Podcast #57: Interview with Tyler the KNEX Pinball Machine Guy!
    That sucker weighs over 70 pounds! 16,000+ pieces. NO ARDUINO! No glue!
    Such an impressive feat!

    https://unclepinball.buzzsprout.com/

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