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Skeeball Machine Made Entirely with K’Nex

Skeeball Machine Made Entirely with K’Nex

A full-size skeeball game took over a year to make, and is built entirely with K’Nex components.

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Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot Rock Climbers Game Cabinet

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot Rock Climbers Game Cabinet

Jeff Highsmith, who works for REI, built this wonderful servomechanical arcade game (called Peak 97) as part of “a series of automatons and robotic effigies of my coworkers.”

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Flashback: Playable Pac-Man Costume

Flashback: Playable Pac-Man Costume

For an 80s-themed Halloween party, I wanted a costume that was unique, incorporated technology, and would be fun for fellow partygoers. I’d been toying with the idea of making a mini arcade machine for my game room, so I decided to come up with one that I could also wear as my costume. What follows is a guide to making your own wearable Pac-Man that guarantees you’ll be the life of the costume party. It’s fun to build and to wear. And I’ve since converted it to a bar-top arcade machine, so this costume can play long after the Halloween parties are over.

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Interactive Punch-Out arcade dummy

This guy modified his Slam Man Boxing Dummy, adding arcade buttons, so he can throw punches in NES Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out by punching buttons of the dummy. His Instructable shows you how he did it. The Punchout Interactive Interface Improved

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