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I Built A Playable Pinball Coffee Table From A 1981 Bally Centaur!
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DIY5 months ago

I Built A Playable Pinball Coffee Table From A 1981 Bally Centaur!

I’ve always loved Pinball but I’ve never had the space in my home for a full-sized machine.. A few years ago, I started noodling on the idea of a pinball machine built into a coffee table. At first, I considered the low-cost and low-effort approach of taking a damaged pinball machine, gutting the playfield, and making a cool looking coffee table (that wouldn’t actually work).

Then I thought about how much more awesome it would be if it worked and all the interesting engineering challenges that I would need to win to make it happen. Plus, it seemed it had never even been done before. The idea started to grow on me and I started considering the details. The table would have to be 18 inches or lower to be considered a functional coffee table. Also, I knew that if I was going to be spending this amount of time on a custom pinball machine project, I had to start with an awesome game.

Over the next year during the peak of COVID lock downs. I laboured away in my garage to complete the one of a kind project and it turned out really nice.

More info: buildxyz.xyz

I Built a Pinball Coffee Table you can actually play!

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I Built a Pinball Coffee Table you can actually play!

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pinball Coffee Table in Action

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5 months ago

This is awesome! I'm sure you already filed for patents before posting this so you can build and sell them and become rich beyond your wildest dreams!

You kidding me
Community Member
5 months ago

This is awesome! I'm sure you already filed for patents before posting this so you can build and sell them and become rich beyond your wildest dreams!

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