The Pinduino Project

The Pinduino project is a simplified control system for building your own pinball machine using the popular Arduino system.

  • 64 switch inputs
  • 64 lamp outputs
  • 16 to 32 solenoid outputs
  • 6 special solenoid outputs
  • 2 flipper outputs
  • 4 seven digit score displays
  • 1 credit/ball count displays
  • Sound card for playing WAV files
  • Must be simple to program new games

This is a dream that I've been working towards since 2012. After spending the weekend at the Allentown pinball show I decided to begin designing the initial prototype.

Over the years I would work a little at a time on the project only to be interrupted by something more important. I've finally found the time to complete it and have been progressing with leaps and bounds. Currently the project is 80% complete with 64 switch inputs, 64 lamp outputs, 16 solenoid outputs, 6 specail solenoid outputs, and 2 flipper outputs. The system also has an I/O Expansion port to add an additional 16 solenoid outputs and flipper outputs.

You can follow and contribute to the project on GitHub.

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