Homemade Pinball Machines

Ok, so like usual, after I think I’ve seen it all I usually find something that contradicts my thoughts. Apparently people are calling their own pinball machines, Homemade pinball machines. Not homebrew or DIY like I was searching for. So I found a couple other, not so popular, machines listed below.

In Progress

http://www.fatmanandcircuitgirl.com/Cool diy magic going on here.

The “Lost” Machines:

Astro Boy – Very well done conversion.
GH2006 – Custom built machine using a similar approach to what I want to do. Few documents here and there that could be useful.
Solar Ride – From the same guy(s) that did GH2006. More of a proof of concept machine. Has a bit more detailed information.
Futurerama – Conversion…All the links to this machine are dead.
Capitol Pinball – Still working on it. Working on the playfield now.
Mars Attacks – Well done conversion from a William’s ‘Password’ machine.
Oragami Pinball – It’s not EM or SS. But damn it’s freaking cool!
Cosmic Colony – Well done conversion hooked up to a PC.
Gothic – Hasn’t been updated in a long time. A few details on how it was done.
Alchemy – Only information is in youtube videos.

Popular Machines:

Bill Paxton Pinball
Creepy Crypt
Coconut Island

If you know of any other machines I’ve missed, please let me know!

Scott over at XTCPinball has a list of some machines that I didn’t list here. Check it out!
Feb. 04 – Added Alchemy
Feb. 15 – Added Astro Boy
Dec. 17 – Added Bill Paxton Pinball and fatmanandcircuitgirl.com


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5 comments until now

  • Hi Jeremy…

    Good to see you making progress!

    Jeff from Snow Mountain sent me a list last year when I was actually making progress :-).


    There are some truly amazing things out there.


    By Scott January 17, 2009 @ 5:49 PM
  • Thanks Scott! I saw that post awhile back when I was juggling the idea to start on the machine or not and completly forgot out it.

    By Jeremy January 17, 2009 @ 7:38 PM
  • hello i have been making home made pinball machines since 1999 my first one was called vortex and it had flippers made out of sawed off record player arms and also featured rotating spinners,rollovers lighting and was not human powered but electromechanically done. since then i have made several others.

    By mike rimkus September 6, 2009 @ 2:36 PM
  • Hi Mike,

    If you have a site, pictures or any further information I’d like to see what you have done and possibly showcase it on my blog.

    By Jeremy September 6, 2009 @ 7:09 PM
  • The Tumbleweed a machine built from scatch

    By Andrew Kress November 9, 2013 @ 5:26 AM

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