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

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Emil

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

    • toyotaboy

      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.