William Manke is a sculptor living in Columbus, Ohio. His work focuses on abstract conceptual and kinetic art. He built his first pinball machine at age ten out of a crate and various broken Fisher Price toys. His first real pin was a Space Shuttle that was given to him after it was struck by lightning. He has been studying older EM and Bagatelle machines for inspiration.
“The first machines were crude. More like a box with flippers and some elements of chance thrown inside. Through prototyping and experimentation, we learned how to make the machines sophisticated and fun to play.”