Pinball Machine

Build some unique energy for physics and math by designing simple and complex machines, in the form of an old school arcade pinball games.

A 9th grade class can learn conceptual physics as students explore digital fabrication tools to design a pinball machine.  When they laser cut their prototypes, students will gain an understanding of the applications of potential, kinetic and mechanical energy through simple and complex machines.

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Subjects Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts

Grade Levels 9

Fab Tools CAD, laser cutter

Collections Fab Tested, Games 

Contributors Teresa Sappington