Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week TechVideo, 2010 #28 - Pinball

Atr user, posted this week at Eurobricks a Pinball machine he made based on NXT.
Is is not the first working Pinball machine machine made with LEGO, but I still liked it a lot.

In the author's words: "Pinball machine uses one NXT Brick, 4 touch sensors (3 of them are attached to one port) and 2 light sensors. Program is written in Java (LeJOS). After pressing orange button the ball is given and a new game is started. Every game has three balls total. If the ball is lost within 10 seconds after start, the ball is returned without losing one."

Even there is a description about how the points are collected.
Scoring points:
- losing ball after 10 seconds - 50 points
- hitting both Red and Green Bumpers - 100 points
- hitting one of the Yellow Bumpers - 200 points
- getting ball to the Black Hole - 300 points

Black Hole opens up every 500 points, then player has 20 second to get the ball into it. If 5 seconds is left Black Hole's light starts flashing.

It is really awesome and worthwhile to see! It looks the playing experience is also really nice.

You may look for additional photos from Atr Brickshelf folder.


sqiddster said...

Wow! very inspiring... I bet I could make one of these! (runs up to lego room)

Anonymous said...

I've seen this live last weekend at LEGO exhibition in Warsaw. Unfortunately it's closed in a show-case and not playable :-(

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