I want to build my own pinball machine. Can Raspberry Pi come handy??
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Yes, a Raspberry Pi could be useful.
Providing you can get all the parts necessary and then hook them up to GPIO pins, I don't see any reason why not. Pinball targets are pretty much all digital so there should be no problem there. Spinners might be analog, but you can add an analog-to-digital converter for that. Look up a few things to do with building arcade machines using the Pi for buttons and other controls. Where you would get the parts to refurb a pinball machine however, I have no idea!
I'm not sure if this is a trick question, but the answer is "Yes".
Here is a lazy google based answer:
You tube - My Raspberry Pi Pinball Machine by Steven McCulloch, who also has Controlling Gottleb System 1 Pinball Machine Lamps With Raspberry Pi!
Raspberry Pi Pinball Machine by Bowman9
This guy is building a pinball machine from scratch using a raspberry pi.
He hand-built a pinball machine based on the online comedy duo Rhett&Link and controls all the electronics with a Raspberry Pi.
- From Raspberry Pi site itself: FIREBALL PINBALL HD
... Ian Cole, who is refurbishing the pinball machine. He’s been kind enough to prepare a blog post about the project, the educational reasons for starting it with his kids, and a blow-by-blow account of the build, along with a huge number of photographs documenting what he’s been doing.
- And the making of... The Making of Fireball HD Pinball
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