I am Brady and I built this Iron Giant Pinbox machine as part of a mechanical engineering course at my school Berwick Academy in southern Maine. In the course, students use their problem solving skills and creative thinking to construct a Pinbox 3000 that challenges players to move pinballs around the play field in unique/interesting ways.
The main shots in my machine are:
1) The Circular Bumpers- The Circular Bumpers allow for elements of the shot to be random as it is hard to predict which way the ball will bounce off.
2) Bumpers at the front of the machine- the bumpers at the front of the machine allows for some fun ricochet moves allowing players to shift the ball in different ways.
3) Ramp Leading up to multi ball pop target- This one is pretty self explanatory, players will be able to hit the ball up a ramp using the left flipper. Once up the ramp if the ball hits the pop target, the target will pop up and a second ball will drop down.
4) Slight incline with hole- Also relatively self explanatory. In the upper left hand corner there is a slight incline with a hole in the middle. The angled incline allows for different ball plays and the hole provides some extra challenge as getting in the hole is an instant loss.