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Hardware hacking goddess Jeri Ellsworth has been busy building her own pinball machine from scratch, and with subassemblies she’s cannibalized from other machines. On day three of the build, she runs through what she’s done so far. Can’t wait to see the finished machine.

Home Brew Pinball Machine – Day 3

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Anonymous says:

    I am glad someone is making a diy pinball machine. I have often wanted to do just that but have not. I still need to finish the skeeball machine I started last summer. Also, Jeri is hot.

  2. Emil says:

    It’s great that some people have the initiative to do things like this. Can’t wait to see the finished machine!

    1. toyotaboy says:

      I don’t want to sound sexist, I just don’t see a lot of female industrial designers. I think that building a scratch pinball by anyone is tough, but a woman taking it on is quite inspiring.

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