Makerball is a DIY pinball machine kit that will finally allow you to realize your wildest game design fantasies without dropping at least a couple thousand dollars on a full machine. Here’s how it works: assemble the included wood and mechanical components using only a screwdriver and some elbow grease in under an hour. The Starter Kit includes a basic obstacle set consisting of varying shapes of wooden obstacles, rubber elements, copper plates, metal pieces and magnets that can be installed almost anywhere on the peg board style perforated wooden playing surface. You’re going to set all that up, play with it for about an hour and probably get bored of the configuration. That’s fine because you can easily change it, and more importantly, expand it with everything from paper towel tubes to fish tank accessories. You can even pick up a microcontroller and connect it to the metal pieces to keep score on your phone. The sky is the limit when it comes to the ways you can build your own pinball machine with Makerball.