Can Cardboard Save Pinball?
Spend your summer tilting the future with PinBox 3000
Ready to bring a pinball arcade to your home, office, school, or backyard BBQ?
The Cardboard Teck Institute‘s newest invention, the PinBox 3000, is a tabletop build-it-yourself cardboard pinball game system that delivers small scale, kinetic gaming that requires no screens or batteries.
Plus, there’s no “tilt” feature, so you’ll never lose another game because of over-enthusiasm.
Designed in Vermont and manufactured in Philadelphia, the PinBox 3000 is a product, a process, and a path toward unplugged gaming.
How does it work?
The PinBox 3000 arrives at your doorstep unassembled in twelve punch-out sheets of sturdy corrugated board. Assembly requires one hour of folding and slotting the parts together.
Two interchangeable flipper decks allow you to prototype separate games, so bring out the glue and scissors! Electronics can also integrate with the PinBox 3000, if you’ve got a knack for microprocessors like Arduino.
Flip out on your customized PinBox 3000!
Schools around the country are testing the limits of this rubber band and marble-powered pinball game system in the classroom and after school.
Educators, do-it-yourselfers, crafters, and artists are all pitching in to launch the next generation of pinball game designers. By emphasizing the fun in STEM fields, educators of design and tech fields can encourage students through games and art, with the PinBox 3000 as the platform.
Two entrepreneurs and game lovers in Burlington, Vermont believe that if you want to resurrect the art, design, and game of pinball, you have to bring it to the next generation. With the PinBox 3000, the professors of the Cardboard Teck Instantute, Pete Talbot and Ben T. Matchstick, hope to engage a wide audience of PinBox 3000 makers to share and unlock the mysteries of pinball game design. They invite users to share and upload their games to their social media – don’t forget to add #PinBox300! In addition to assembly videos, the Cardboard Teck YouTube channel offers tips and tricks for the adventurous designer
Tilt till your heart’s content, with the PinBox 3000!
PinBox 3000 is available online
www.pinbox3000.com in PinBo
Battlemode ($99.95), and Party Pack ($500).
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