Maker Faire

Perpetual Pinball Machine

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Games and Play

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Cypress Fun House

This started out as a demo table to demonstrate pinball mechanisms and circuits to my classes. It eventually became a game in itself and I use it to spark an interest in the science and art of pinball. It is a 2 foot sqaure by 12" deep box with pinball mechanisms that keep 3 balls in constant motion until they eventually come out the drain hole where they are delivered to the front for manual reinsertion into the arena. It has lights and graphics and is themed as a "Faith Tester".

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Presented by

Michael Schiess

I am an artist/inventor who works for the Exploratorium and Chabot Space and Science Center on Science Exhibits. I run the Lucky Ju Ju Pinball Gallery in Alameda and am the founder of NBAM, a museum in startup. I teach classes in Pinball Technologies and repair and build machines.