Makerball is an affordable, stable, mutable, pure and simple pinball machine that can be upgraded digitally—an entertaining DIY toy/tool for adults. Makerball is sturdy and solid, and its design is pure and simple. It consists mainly of wood and works with simple, reliable mechanics that are easy to understand. You also have the option of upgrading Makerball digitally, and with a microcontroller and the free Make & Play score app on your smartphone, you can start playing for points.
There isn't anything like the feel of an old school game of pinball. Now, Makerball is bringing pinball back to your home—or office—with a brand new twist. It's a DIY kit that allows you to make your own pinball machine from scratch and even modify or upgrade it as you see fit, which makes it possible to have an ever-changing game.
The starter kit includes the base, mechanical flippers, a number of basic obstacles, and a set of wires and conductive copper foil to make sensors. With the aid of a microcontroller and the free "Make & Play" app, you can link those sensors to your smartphone and start playing for points.
The design is pure and simple, using mainly natural materials. Whether you prefer having a garden inside your pinball machine or having a pinball machine in your garden; Makerball is your choice. Makerball was designed by Swiss designer Alain Schibli at Zurich University of the Arts.