How to make a gumball machine?
I thought there would be an instructable on this but it hasn't come up yet....so maybe I'll take this opportunity to initiate a Q&A sort of thing with a project I'm working on
I'm trying to make a gumball machine/ dispenser for ordinary sized gumballs and fit hidden inside a large rectangular structure. No coin input required. On ebay I saw someone selling a gumball machine that was vintage and it takes Standard Gumballs, The whole unit was 16x8x2. I thought it was amazing, but was outbid.
From most round gumball machines I've seen, the glass just seems to hold all the gumballs in such a way that when the gears turn they push the gumballs up and one dispenses.
I just stumbled across this one too: [http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250440283723&fromMakeTrack=true
Maybe these are far too basic questions from someone who never took physics in high school, then didn't take mechanics in art school (kicking myself) but how can I make a gumball machine like the one above, with a rectangular container?
We could co create this instructable or anything else like that. Feel free to personally message me about the project.