World Domination Pinball

A custom made, scratch built pinball machine


World Domination is a custom made pinball machine I have built from the ground up. The cabinet, backboard, playfield, electronics and software have all been custom made to produce an impressive one-of-a-kind machine (if I do say so myself). I started the project as a hobby, way back in 2005. I originally thought I could knock something together over the summer break, but that barely gave me enough time to settle on a design.

When I started I knew very little of pinball machines other than they were cool and it would be an interesting challenge to build one. While I still think they’re cool, I now know how much effort the design and construction takes (a freaking lot) and the intricacies of how they work.

This site shows off the finished machine and documents a bit about the construction process. I’ve tried to describe all the major parts of the design and construction in the following pages. There are plenty more construction photos on Flickr and check out the brief video below of all the blinky lights.

–  Tom

Start here: Design


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