Pinball is one of those classic games that always brings back memories. I fondly recall the Indiana Jones pinball machine at a local restaurant - it had a pistol grip for the ball launch that for a 10-year old was the coolest thing ever.
In today’s episode of “Engineering Roundtable,” SparkFun hacker extraordinare Nick Poole travels to Lyons Classic Pinball in Lyons, Colo. to do some research for his DIY pinball machine. Check it out as we get a lesson pinball history, scope out the guts of classic and modern games, and, yes, enjoy some sweet pinball action.
As you can imagine, this project is quite the undertaking and will be broken up into several videos as Nick builds his game. Please feel free to leave any questions or suggestions in the comments section below. And, we can’t encourage this enough - if you’re ever in Lyons, Colo. stop by Lyons Classic Pinball. It’s absolutely amazing! Cheers!