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by Bent Copper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Help me make a Slot Machine???????
Replies: 6
Views: 4683

The mechanical one-armed bandit mechanism is probably one of the most amazing mechanical contraptions ever invented, and it didn't change much throughout its history. With a single pull of the handle it has to spin the reels, stop the reels one by one, detect the position of the reels, work out the ...
by Bent Copper
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Help me make a Slot Machine???????
Replies: 6
Views: 4683

Interesting project. You'll probably need some basic metalworking facilities as well. I made something similar in the 60s, 30 years before I'd ever seen the insides of a one-armed bandit. Firstly, you don't need 2 coin input chutes (which probably wouldn't work well anyway) the microswitch can detec...
by Bent Copper
Sun May 13, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Gipsy Fortune Sleuth
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Some have a little knob you turn that pulls back a spring-loaded ratchet which kicks the spinning dial or arrow. This seems unnecessarily elaborate when a coin can do the job. The reason for the more complicated mechanism is to give a much more accurate prediction. Obviously, the more the player in...
by Bent Copper
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The New Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 11870

It's your site, and you can do what you like with it, but whether it is wise to do so is another matter. I'm with margamatix on this one. I think you're not doing yourself any favours by putting this rant on here, and it makes the site look cheap and tacky. It's not even an American site. If you mus...
by Bent Copper
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: parkers, bryans 11s lookalike
Replies: 7
Views: 5799

I would guess that Parkers simply used old Bryans parts, probably from recovered machines. An early form of recycling! What would be the point of making that chrome surround exactly the same shape as a competitor's? It would have been just as easy to design your own shape. Another possibility is tha...
by Bent Copper
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The New Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 11870

Just my thoughts! And very good ones. The administrator's absence and lack of intervention in this continues to baffle me. Does anybody know if he's gone away or something? Has anybody seen him recently? Has his computer broken? Does he have strong views on American politics? Has somebody else hija...
by Bent Copper
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: Jerry Chattenton at Brighton
Replies: 6
Views: 5611

Jerry Chattenton at Brighton

Yes. Three cheers for Jerry and all his efforts. :cool:

I only wish I lived closer to Brighton.
by Bent Copper
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The New Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 11870

To suggest that this diatribe has any place here is nonsense- it cheapens and degrades the whole site. Please save this nonsense for Usenet. I think that's the whole point, to demonstrate how silly this off-topic rubbish is. As somebody said, if we can have a "Terrorists In The White House" forum o...
by Bent Copper
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The New Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 11870

Interesting answer. So why did he create atheists then?

Why would he create people who don't believe in him, only to send them to hell for not believing.

Is this further proof that God doesn't exist?
by Bent Copper
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans 10 Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Re: Bryans 10 Cup

That is the Replay option. You swing the deflector one way or the other to give the player a free ball after a win. Try it! Its odd that W Bryan decided that the top three cups could be adjusted for payout (top left 6d - near impossible, and the other two 4d whilst all the rest are 2d) when there wa...