Pinball Smartphone Cradle

Smartphone Nintendo Switch Pinball Cradle by Dave Delisle

Just add a smartphone or Nintendo Switch to this cradle/controller and you can play pinball video games. The bumper buttons and table-like orientation allow players to enjoy pinball just like they were playing on a real machine.

But wait, there’s more! Just slide the marquee and stand the device upright and it is now an arcade cabinet.

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The marquee slides on rails, allowing this to transform between pinball and arcade configurations. The marquee sign is a loose flap that swings down automatically in both modes, thanks to gravity. 

Smartphone Nintendo Switch Pinball Cradle by Dave Delisle

I haven’t figured out how to lock the marquee in place just yet. I’m thinking of a rail system that “hooks” on both ends. Maybe magnets could be used as well.

The marquee doesn’t even need to be on rails. It can be a detachable cover that is manually moved from one position to the other. I was just being fancy here.

For smartphones the display should automatically reorient itself for both modes. A Nintendo Switch may need to be adjusted between both modes for the games to display properly. I could also see this device coming with a built-in screen like those Basic Fun Mini Cabinets.

I forgot to add a plunger for the pinball mode, my bad.

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