Turn A Dead Pinball Machine into a Desk

There’s ordinary office furniture — and then there’s turning a pinball tablet into your everyday desk. If you want to stand out, you know which one you should pick.

I feel it’s vitally important to point out that this particular hack relies on having an otherwise defunct pinball table to start with, because hacking apart a functional pinball table would be a crime against gaming, and I’d be forced to hunt you down and do terrible things with flippers to you.

That being said, this is a very cool concept. Take one otherwise non-playable pinball table, remove most of the electronics (which often can double as spares for other tables if you’re a pinball enthusiast), modify the legs to level the tilt of the glass and turn the coinbox into a secure locked drawer. The hacker behind the modification even turned the backglass into a separate piece of wall art, further recycling what was an otherwise dead pinball table.

Pinball machine desk [Instructables]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


Leave a Reply