2022 Make It: Pinball! Workshop

Wednesday, January 05, 2022 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

MIT Edgerton Center, 4-409 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 4-409, Cambridge, MA 02139

Design and make your own pinball game AND learn how to use CAD software and Maker tools in the process.  Want to make it collaborative, or even competitive?  This base is designed to be easily combined with another for a 2-player pinball game.

 

Here’s how it works:

Assemble our blank pinball machine kit, design your game, then learn and use the Maker tools in the Edgerton Center Student Project Lab/Makerlodge. We’ve got 3D printers, a laser cutter, vinyl/craft cutters, electronics, microcontrollers, and shop tools, along with miscellaneous crafting materials.

There will be tutorial sessions for each tool group, and mentored shop time for construction of any kind.

 

The class is limited to 22. There is a materials fee of $25 which covers a base kit, 3 pinballs, and any other lab materials you need to create your machine.  The fee can be paid online after the application deadline, in case we need to do a lottery.

 

APPLY on this form by Mon Jan 3, 2021, 5pm EST. Preference is given to undergraduates.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Registration

Apply by Jan 3, 5 pm - Lottery if needed. 

Notification of acceptance by Jan 3, 7pm

Confirm registration and pay materials fee by Jan 4, 5 pm                            

 

Lessons + Mentored shop time (lessons are 3:00 - 4:30pm, Shop Time is 4:30 - 6:00)

Wed Jan 5 Kickoff and Base assembly

Fri Jan 7 3D Printers and CAD lesson, 

Mon Jan 10 Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters and 2D graphics

Wed Jan 12 Electronics and Microcontrollers

Fri Jan 14 CAD techniques

 

Mentored shop time 4:30 - 6:00

Wed Jan 19, Fri Jan 21, Mon Jan 24, Wed 26 

 

Pinball-Palooza Showcase

Fri Jan 28 5:00 - 6:00

Event Type

Workshops/Fairs

Events By Interest

Academic, Arts/Music/Film, IAP (Independent Activities Period)

Events By Audience

Students

Tags

make, makerspace, PINBALL, Design, 3D printing, electronics, CAD, laser cutter

Website

https://edgerton.mit.edu/make-it-pinball

Cost

$25 materials fee

Department
Edgerton Center
Hashtag

#MITIAP

Contact Email

dianeb@mit.edu

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