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Topic: Drop one coin at a time
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Feb 26, 2021 11:36PM)
I have a coin ladder and trying to make a norm nelson coin fall into ladder about 10 feet away. No thread Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 27, 2021 06:07AM)
I am sure Norm's coin effect was an electronic device. A lot more complicated then you think. So for 10 feet you would have to add a remote. To bad, Owen's Magic is out of business, they would have been the people to help you.

I heard, His wife sold all his props, I did not hear who the collector may have acquired his stage act props.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Feb 28, 2021 11:29PM)
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Mar 1, 2021 11:17AM)
Norm's was not electronic.

Michael, I will try to get in touch with you for the solution.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Mar 3, 2021 03:36PM)
Thank you Hugh.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 8, 2021 12:49PM)
Richard Hughes, I don't believe you are thinking of what Bairefoot is referring to. During Norms act, you see a coin very slowly moving out midway out from the ladder. Then drops as Norm throws a coin into the air toward the ladder. The coin cascades down the the rungs.

I believe that could only be accomplished by remote. If I am wrong, then it was time set, and that meant that Norm perfectly timed his act, to coincide with his throwing of the coin. I believe it was electronics because he did use electronics with his finale violin coming out and bowing at the end.

Norm was a perfectionist, and this could have been him perfectly timing the actions.

I think that there was two instances a coin fell down the ladder, one was when Norm threw a coin, and again when a coin fell midway from the rungs. That one was used for misdirect at that point in the act. His act was perfection.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Apr 11, 2021 03:50PM)
I made a solution where I got a Jewelry box motor and put a string on the motor and this pulls the string which is attached to card. It pulls the card and the coin falls.
Message: Posted by: Anverdi-museum (Apr 29, 2021 08:05AM)
Probably the easiest and most reliable way to do this is attach the shaft of a low rpm gear motor to the dead center of a flat round disc about five inches in diameter. The disc has several holes or circles cut into it slightly larger than a half dollar. The motor can be attached to a delay or receiver with a momentary remote. When you push the button on remote it slowly rotates the disc which will drop one coin at a time down the ladder. Attached is a brief video of a table top ladder I built with this mechanism that utilizes jus this arrangement.


Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Apr 29, 2021 05:57PM)
Thanks everyone.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 29, 2021 06:06PM)
I purchased a coin ladder from Tannen's years ago. It had a spring mechanism, you hit a wire, and it ejects one coin to fall down the rungs.