The Makerball is an awesome, DIY pinball machine for tinkerers

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The Makerball is an awesome, DIY pinball machine for tinkerers

Can't afford a real pinball machine? Time to build your own...

How we miss thwacking a silver ball around The Twilight Zone, before panic flipping our way to glorious failure. Of course, boring things like 'money' and 'space' have stopped us from recreating our pinball glory days at home, but not any more - the Makerball is a brilliant DIY table that we've already cleared a space for our in our shed.

The wooden frame and basic obstacle set apparently takes only 30-60 minutes to build, depending on your screwdriver skills. And from there it's just a case of crafting your own obstacles like the plant-inspired masterpieces above or, if you want it to keep score, connecting its wires to a microcontroller (not included) and installing the smartphone app. Just don't let us catch you nudging...

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