I’ve learnt a ton of stuff building this project. From coil switching electronics to art and aesthetics. I have spent countless hours over 6 years and about $2000 worth in parts and materials. For that price I could have bought a perfectly good pinball machine. But where’s the fun in that?
One interesting thing about the finished machine, is that it seems I made the scoring system way too difficult. The score is a percent of world domination, and the highscore at the moment is about 18%. Most casual players seems to get less than 4%. Needless to say this infuriates them, and I am told I should make it easier. Come on people! World Domination isn’t supposed to be easy!
Would I build one again?
Yes! If I had the time. I would be smarter about the build however, and use CNC machines where possible to get a better build quality, and re-use the electronics design work I’ve done. All up, the project was great fun to work on and now I have a machine to play!
Thanks for reading!