Elektor Pinball Clock Board: Join the Group Buy for a Great Price

March 11, 2019 | 21:10
Looking for a fun and unique project? Construct your own pinball clock for your desk or workbench! With an Elektor Pinball Clock Board (available now at GroupGets) and easy-to-follow instructions, you can start building your own pinball clock in no time.
Elektor Pinball Clock Board
Elektor Pinball Clock Board - Now available via GroupGets
Join the Pinball Clock Board group buy

Elektor Pinball Clock Project

The Elektor Labs pinball clock is an anachronistic clock design that displays time on score-counting reels, which you can salvaged from old pinball machines. Time is displayed in either 12- or 24-hour format, and the date is shown every 30 minutes (either in European or US format). You implement either a pinball chime or a single pinball machine bell, depending on your preference.

An ESP8266 Wi-Fi module connects the clock to the Internet for time and date synchronization. A battery-backed DS3231 RTC IC tracks the time with 5-ppm accuracy, even when the power is switched off.
You can manage and adjust the clock’s settings manually or via Wi-Fi (smartphone, tablet or PC). A pinball app — playable on a smartphone or in a browser — that uses the pinball clock for score keeping and sound effects provides for even more fun.

The board can drive up to four reels, and it has three outputs for three-tone chimes or separate bells from either Gottlieb, Williams, Bally or Zaccaria. Drive voltage on every output is 30 V, which is enough to drive almost any pinball solenoid.

Join the Pinball Clock Board Group Buy

Joining the group buy on GroupGets.com is fast and simple. Visit Elektor’s campaign page and click “Join This Buy” to get started.
  • Unit Deliverable: One Elektor 180305-91 partly assembled mainboard, SMT parts mounted.
  • Unit Price: $94.60 (~€84.11)
  • Campaign Ends: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:18:00 -0700

Want to know more about GroupGets? Check out Elektor’s interview with the company’s founder, Ron Justin. And stay tuned for future Elektor group buys on the platform.
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