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Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00 am
by luckystar
Hi,
The Gold Mine is something I designed myself. I don't think there are any machines like it.
Pete.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:30 pm
by luckystar
A bit more done. Very easy to win on, I think it will be great for the kids.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:22 pm
by yaksplat
Is the lower slot for aiming?

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:24 pm
by luckystar
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.
Pete.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 pm
by luckystar
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.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:32 pm
by yaksplat
Are you going to put some lights in there?

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 pm
by luckystar
Hi, I don't think so. It looks dark in the picture but on a bright day it is crystal clear.
Pete.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:01 pm
by luckystar
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.
Pete.

Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 pm
by luckystar
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.
Pete


Re: Gold Mine - Winter project

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 pm
by badpenny
Yay well done Pete!
BP !!THUMBSX2!!