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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00 am

Hi,
The Gold Mine is something I designed myself. I don't think there are any machines like it.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:30 pm

A bit more done. Very easy to win on, I think it will be great for the kids.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby yaksplat » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:22 pm

Is the lower slot for aiming?

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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:24 pm

Hi all,
The bottom slot is for moving the coin slide to position the coin, ready to roll down. I found it very easy to win on. The missed coins land on the table and slide off into the coin tray underneath. I found that a lot of the missed coins hit the back plate and chipped a lot of the paint off. The next one I make will be out of plastic with paint on the reverse side. I am amazed at how fast the pennies roll down the chute. I intend to put a few different colours on the walls just to tone it down a bit.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Hi All,
Bit more done. Decorated the table, made and painted the back plate where the coins go down. Also made the coin chute. I made this out of a bit of plastic, as the coins seem to slide better on this. It is definitely going to be a gold mine on my arcade. It is very addictive. It seems like the more you lose the more you want to put in. There is no skill in winning - just put your coin in and let it roll down. A bit of paint on the walls and the lock and it will be ready for Utube.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby yaksplat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Are you going to put some lights in there?

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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 pm

Hi, I don't think so. It looks dark in the picture but on a bright day it is crystal clear.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:01 pm

Hi all, just a few problems... Got all the wiring nice and neat, used one of the press on terminal blocks - bad mistake - it melted. This lead to the solenoid being burnt out. Got it all back together again and let the grand kiddies have a go. I gave them about 100 coins each, they had great fun. Then another mistake, the coins built up heavily around the switch. I tried altering the coin tray to get the coins to roll to the front of the cabinet. I tried using an angle fillet. This helped with low play but if you were using 100s of coins they still jammed up. The last resort - I had to cut a hole in the bottom of the cabinet and one in the coin tray so the coins pass straight through into a container underneath. Won't be long before it goes on Utube.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby luckystar » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Hi all. Finally got the Gold Mine on the arcade, great fun to play. We had to film it without the glass as the sun was reflecting off of it.
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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Postby badpenny » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Yay well done Pete!
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