Pinball Flipper

by phooky Feb 9, 2010
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I reaparing two old gottlieb pinball and I wanna know if you allowed me to use your cad files ?

best regards,

of course, go ahead!

Please join and add this thing to the group "pinball and arcade enthusiasts". Looks great!

I know this thread has been dead a relatively long time, but might i ask how this plays compared to an original flipper i.e. the actual quality of use.

I ask not to be rude but because my friend and I are in the process of building a pinball machine from scratch and if it plays exactly the same as an original I'll just spend more time and design the flippers bumpers and rails myself.

Thank you, and the reprapped part looks great for the record

Hi Kevin;

The initial part we printed was a touch too short for us to use. I adjusted the design, but I haven't had time to print out a new part and test it.

If you're designing one from scratch, I'd just go ahead and make the flipper any size or shape you like-- why stand on tradition? :)

A wonderful example for the "spare part" tag!! I've had this idea in the back of my mind since the beginning. I would love to see complete sets of pinball machine parts on Thingiverse! At some point there will be a design wizard (toolkit) to create your pinball machine that will generate you a BOM and all STL files to print... the future is going to be SOOO interesting!!!

I'll be using this example in my presentations :)


Oh man, what a great idea. Now I want to print replacements and enhancements to our Theater of Magic machine (and maybe even the far-lesser WhiteWater).

OH MAN. It's so funny you mentioned Theater of Magic, that was exactly the machine that I was going to say "hey, wouldn't it be cool..."

That dang trunk breaks so often that it would be great to be able to print out a new one. :)