Before video games took control of children's playscapes, pinball machines were the go-to format for arcade games, and the Makerball machine aims to bring those nostalgic systems back. Rather than fronting the exorbitant amount that it can cost to purchase an authentic, era-specific pinball machine, Makerball skips the middleman and lets consumers build their own pinball games.
With Makerball, the only limit to the game is the consumer's creativity. The basic kit comes with mechanical flippers, steel balls, wires and copper foil for creating electronic obstacles, several physical obstacles, and the structure itself. However, the fun is in building on top of those basics. With just a little bit of basic circuitry knowledge and some craftiness, consumers can turn the bare bones of Makerball into any game that they imagine.