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Topic: Zig Zag Coin Ladder
Message: Posted by: Anverdi-museum (Aug 18, 2020 09:57PM)
Hi all,

This is an idea I had in the back of my mind for some years, a zig zag coin ladder. This would be a stage size or possibly table top one which operates like a pachinko machine...as the coin is produced and dropped into the machine it visibly bounces off pins until it reaches the bottom, terminating into a glass bowl below.

After the standard byplay it would be interesting to slide the center section of the ladder out of alignment with the top and bottom sections...as you stand away from everything gesture tossing a coin at the ladder. The coin visibly and noisily appears in the top section of ladder cascades downwards then appears in the "zagged" section ( middle ), finally in bottom part then falling in the bowl.

I may try building one of these, probably table top size. Any suggestions in routining, etc?

Chuck Caputo