Students attending Carnegie Mellon University’s Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) are learning about the mechanics of the machines through the class “Engineering A Pinball Machine,” taught by Garth Zeglin, a roboticist, and Lumi Barron, a rising senior in the College of Fine Arts.
“Roboticists like to claim everything as a robot. It is a very integrative discipline,” Zeglin said. “I see pinball as an integrative engineering discipline. There is electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software, but also game and graphics design, so that includes art under the radar.”
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