World Domination Pinball

A custom made, scratch built pinball machine

Backboard Construction

The backboard on a pinball machine sits vertically at the rear and typically displays the score along with some sweet artwork. My design consisted of a box with an acrylic front to show off the scores and back-lit artwork. From the back it looks like this:


I printed the artwork on to translucent plastic, so I could light it up from behind.


A power efficient back-light was built from lots of white LEDs, and installed behind the artwork.

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There are also a bunch of 7-segment displays and other LEDs wired up for the game displays.


The finished display looks pretty damn good:


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