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Post your PinBox 3000 pics and ideas


By Nokoro

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    I mentioned in another thread that one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time is the PinBox 3000. This is a tabletop size DIY carboard mechanical pinball. It takes a little over an hour to assemble, you play with marbles, and best of all, you get to design and swap out playfields. I'd love to see pictures of what people have done with this and hear about ideas as well.

    #2 3 years ago

    I'll start by showing off a project I'm currently working on. I bought two tables at Pintastic -- one for me and one for my daughter. My design is based on the great Neil Gaimon novel "The Graveyard Book." Here are some pics:

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    That's right! The Pro version comes with a spinner!

    This is still a work in progress. I'm going to make a little cardboard graveyard chapel to go behind the ramp. And, I'm thinking about adding some bumpers but not entirely sure about it. I'm also thinking about a ball lock under the wireform.

    #3 3 years ago

    Very cool. I also just bought the 2-pack down at Pintastic for myself and a young man my girlfriend tutors. His is under construction. I just finished mine so I'd know what to do to help him ahead of time. Then comes the fun part, and the part he is most interested in, art and design!

    #4 3 years ago

    Yeah, I found it helpful to build mine before I helped my daughter with hers. Her decorating is nearly complete. I'll post some pictures of it later. She did one based on one of her favorite books.

    Since I last posted, I added a ball lock and the funeral chapel. The ball lock works moderately well. My main issue at the moment is that when I launch a ball, it hits a rubber band behind the ramp and comes back down the shooter lane. I'm going to try to make a flap out of some card stock to prevent that from happening.

    Other than that, I think I may be done. I keep thinking it needs one thing more, but I'm not sure where, and I feel like I'm running out of space. This must by what real pinball designers feel. Making maximum use of space is harder than I thought.

    #5 3 years ago

    I can really appreciate your enthusiasm for this product! I was so thoroughly impressed with it last year, and thought it a must for every parent to introduce pinball in the best, most creative way!
    Being involved with them makes it an incredible experience!

    On a side note, your ball lock problem, Id open a support ticket, then a complaint thread with the manufacturer! HA!

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    On a side note, your ball lock problem, Id open a support ticket, then a complaint thread with the manufacturer! HA!

    Yeah, I should probably also complain about the inferior quality of the clearcoat. I'll never buy a PinBox 3000 NIB again!

    #7 3 years ago

    Hmmm . . . I'm not sure why someone is giving me down votes on each of my posts. This thread is pretty tame and innocuous. Perhaps it was a mistake.

    Anyway, my creation is done, as is my daughter's. Here is a photo of the two of them. My daughter's is based on one of her favorite books "The Book of Story Beginnings". One part is about a King who likes cats and a Queen who likes birds and how they cannot get along. My daughter chose that aspect for her theme.

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    #8 3 years ago

    Thats just egg......hes got a thumbs down streak going on where he visits!

    Love the final results!

    Tell your daughter an old pin head likes her game!

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Thats just egg......hes got a thumbs down streak going on where he visits!
    Love the final results!
    Tell your daughter an old pin head likes her game!

    Thanks! She appreciates the thought.

    Did you say you were involved in the company, or did I misread that?

    #10 3 years ago

    Nah, Just a big fan of the guys and the product.

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    #11 3 years ago

    Hey guys!
    I'm one of two of the makers of this project and I'm glad to report we are doing a relaunch to take care of some of the issues we encountered with our Beta test.
    The launcher is totally revised, for one. We're also launching three games that are predesigned that we are excited about.

    Here's the link to the new campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/974196497/pinbox-3000

    Our YouTube shows off a bunch of our games too.

    Love the pics here. and I'd be happy to share a few of our own custom games...

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    #12 3 years ago

    Looking Great!

    Holiday Gifts for the kids here!

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from bentmatchstick:

    Hey guys!
    I'm one of two of the makers of this project and I'm glad to report we are doing a relaunch to take care of some of the issues we encountered with our Beta test.
    The launcher is totally revised, for one. We're also launching three games that are predesigned that we are excited about.
    Here's the link to the new campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/974196497/pinbox-3000
    Our YouTube shows off a bunch of our games too.
    Love the pics here. and I'd be happy to share a few of our own custom games...

    Those look great! Thanks for posting. What were the issues that you encountered in the Beta?

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