Check out this supremely geeky pinball machine made entirely out of the building toy K’Nex.
It was created by University of Colorado student Andrew Locke and we imagine he used thousands of pieces to make this epic creation.
Locke’s machine has working flippers and some crazy pathways for the pinball to ping around and it even has motorized lifts to bring the ball up from its starting position to the top of the machine.
It’s a pity he didn’t deviate from the ‘I’m only going use K’Nex’ philosophy when making this pinball machine though, if he’d installed some funky bumpers, flashing lights and noisy things I reckon it would probably be much more fun to play! Still hats off to the dedication and design that went into the creation of the K’Nex pinball wizard.
If you are interested in the heart and guts of the machine then pop over to Locke’s Instructables page which features numerous pictures of the internal mechanisms.