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Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:57 pm
by sharkcutup
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Proto-Type Gumball Machine


Needs a little tweaking --- Ramp is too steep sometimes Gumball bypasses the mark! --- Also need to look into gumball sizes because the small gumballs drop two at a time causing the gear to jam.

But overall not a bad proto-type gumball machine!!!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:33 pm
by highpockets
Looks great can't wait to see the finished project.

Thanks for sharing....

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 3:02 am
by lsvien
Once you have it working, want to share your file?

Thanks

Lawrence

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:42 pm
by watsonswords
Looks awesome so far! Looking forward to the finished product.

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:00 am
by JoeinWestMich
Keep up the tweaking. Please post the final working model. We "old" gumball lovers are eagerly awaiting the final workings!

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:48 pm
by sharkcutup
Just got finished this morning making some minor adjustments to the proto-type Gumball Machine.

Here are some of the things I adjusted and/or changed.

1.) Reduced gears from 3/4" thickness to 1/2" (Holes in inner part of gears for gumballs were allowing two gumballs to drop at a time causing the gear to jam against jar lid)
2.) Cut down top support board from 3/4" to 1/2" plus a little to match gear sizes and allow a little gap for ease of movement of gears.
3.) Cut dowel supports for top board to size.
4.) It was too late for the proto-type but on the production model I am lowering the ramp on the ramp board so the gumball doesn't travel so fast to the pit.

Note: You probably could use this gumball machine for Jelly Beans, M&M's or Skittles just have to make necessary sizing adjustments on the inner holes of the big gear.

After making the necessary adjustments the proto-type gumball machine functions flawlessly!!! Now on with some production models!!!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am
by RebeccaJ
This is pretty neat! Thanks for sharing this with the world!
You'll have to create a video of the finished part in action so we can all see! :)

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:50 pm
by sharkcutup
WOW! This is truly an honor to have a project recognized by a Senior Application Engineer from Vectric, Ltd.

Unfortunately, I cannot take full credit for the original design for it was created by another individual. I had found the photo of the gumball machine on the internet and took the time to draw it out into V-Carve Pro v8.5. But I will say that it was amazing how easy V-Carve makes the design drawing and tool path process. In fact, I believe that it may be time for me to finally make that bold monumental jump to V-Carve V9.

Rebecca Thank you for your kind words!!

I will have to set aside some time in my busy schedule to create a short video of the gumball machine in action to post on You-Tube with link to it here on this thread.

Everyone Have a Great Day!!!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:03 pm
by ctbjdm
This looks great @sharkcutup! I showed my kids and they now want me to make one! Are you planning on sharing your design?

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 pm
by sharkcutup
This looks great @sharkcutup! I showed my kids and they now want me to make one! Are you planning on sharing your design?


I guess now I will have to go into the file and create it in a way for everyone to understand and post it here on this thread! The answer is yes in time I will see that it gets posted.

In my one of my previous posts I said I had made adjustments to the gear thickness sizes and the gear area support board. After researching gumballs I have found that there are various sizes of gumballs out there on the market. In knowing this you could actually create the gumball machine from all the same size material and purchase the gumballs to size to match the machine. I had no idea that the gumballs come in so many different sizes!!!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:13 pm
by ctbjdm
Thank you! I’d be happy to contribute to your gumball fund for your efforts...

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:43 pm
by sharkcutup
Thank you! I’d be happy to contribute to your gumball fund for your efforts...


With my six grandsons all wanting gumball machine the contributions would definitely be appreciated!!!

I will keep you posted here on this thread when I have the file ready.

Thank You!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:20 pm
by sharkcutup
Thank you! I’d be happy to contribute to your gumball fund for your efforts...


Check out my NEW Website (http://www.hoganscnccrafts.com) which is under construction the gumball machine files are there with the featured products. Be sure to browse around the website a little! Just remember to be patient and to be aware that I am adding to this website daily until I am satisfied with it.

If you have any problems (cause site is NEW) be sure to leave a message on this thread and I will look into it.

Thank You for your Interest!!!

Sharkcutup

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm
by ctbjdm
Sent - thank you! Will let you know how it turns out and provide any feedback. May be a few weeks, have some paying projects first.

Re: Proto-type Gumball Machine

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:50 pm
by sharkcutup
ctbjdm,

Thank You for your Generous contribution/donation. It will definitely satisfy my grandsons appetite for gumballs!!!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Sharkcutp