Hacking a Cardboard PinBall Machine with a micro:bit to add LEDs, Motors, and Sounds
Huge thanks to Natasha for sending us this tip! Natasha writes:
I’m excited to share my recent hack of a “PinBox3000” cardboard pinball machine kit where I used micro:bit to add lights, sounds, and motion. I also illustrated and constructed obstacles from paper to
complete this totally “anyone can do this” tech-craft project.
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