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JohnBoy
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posted on Sep 16, 2008 10:35 PM:
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So here's another idea I decided to roll the dice on in the latest sheet of lasercut parts:





Very simple, but I'm hopeful it will turn out recognizable. The hard part will be finding suitable materials to make a puck and two paddles.

Thoughts?

John
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Oct 17, 2008 12:40 PM:
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Ok, so here's the tabletop playfield graphic I came up with:





John
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Oct 17, 2008 12:44 PM:
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Here's what the parts look like before assembling. I've cut the sticker out by hand with scissors:





You don't have to be all that terribly accurate with the sticker cutting, as the rim unit goes on top and makes everything look nice.

John
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Oct 17, 2008 12:44 PM:
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And here it is assembled:









Thoughts?

John

 

   

King Mouse
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posted on Oct 4, 2009 09:38 AM:
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Looks cool!
 

   

Noni
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posted on Jan 30, 2010 08:17 PM:
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I didn't know you did this - it great!
 

   

Bill Sherry
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posted on Nov 25, 2010 10:20 AM:
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Looks great - nice job! The first thing that comes to mind after looking at it is why don't you just stick with the same materials for making the puck and paddles. The puck should be straight forward. The paddles if I'm thinking of the same ones, you could glue two "pucks" on top of each other for thickness if necessary. These would be slightly larger in diameter than the actual puck. Then glue a piece of round styrene or plastic rod standing up on top of the base to serve as the handle. File/sand the top of the handle to give a rounded finish like the end of a broom stick.
 

   

stan
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posted on Nov 27, 2010 02:24 PM:
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For the round paddle bottoms, how about small Nd magnet discs painted accordingly



They come smaller such as
1/8" x 1/32" thick Nd disc
My first thought was how to wire-up under the playing surface with electromagnet coils to randomly move the magnet discs whether they be pucks or paddles.
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Jan 20, 2011 08:59 PM:
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Fantastic ideas! Thanks!

John
 

   

MONON_JIM
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posted on Jan 4, 2014 06:48 PM:
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Great job.
 

   

wsdimenna
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posted on Jan 4, 2014 07:41 PM:
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Very nice, goes well with the pinball machines
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 05:01 PM:
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John if you use the magnets you could then work on automating the game! Russ
 

   





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