UPDATE! 9-24- 12
JUST A FEW MORE STEPS TO FIX AND HOPEFULLY A LAYOUT.PDF COMING SOON!
When it comes to creating, my complete and utter faviefave thing to do is to combine the unexpected with, well.. something else unexpected!! The Goal always being to create something new with either dual purposed or to just double the cool factor..
And in this case the cool was soo doubled by combining the ordinary ol' coin bank with the super awesomeness of a basketball arcade, all glued up into some mini desktop amusement!
Ohh, and its completely made from office supplies.. About $4.00 if you buy new and factor in the hot glue.. In my case, it was literally straight from the supply closet which = FREEE!!
I had set off to design the Arcade in sorts to have 3 levels of difficulty with the penalty of obstacles leading to the coin bank and a sweet reward of feeding the vending machine fund when you successfully make a basket!
- Easy- Hoop in forward position
- Medium- Hoop in furthest position
Hard- Hoop in motion!
- Length- 13in
- Width- 6in
- Height- 9in
PS. I know the proper spelling is Cardboard but its a play on words.. Get it? Like your'e bored at work and made something or bored and decided to play! DUHH!
And aah, here we go..
Tools to Acquire:
- Exacto knife
- Hot Glue Gun (& Glue)
- Soldering Iron (& Solder)
Materials to RAID:
(preferably a complete box free of dents and bends. Note: I've found the tighter the corrugation the more rigid the cardboard will be)
(which we will try our best to straighten so nice new bare metal ones would be awesome)
Disposable plastic pen
(you know, the cheap ones that people tend to chew on right before they hand it back to you)
Double sided tape
(it means its sticky on both sides!)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
(Or actually the Ziplock bag it was packed in... Thanks Babe, Mmmm!! )
Cheapo electric pencil Sharpener
(to cannibalize its motor and maybe gear-age. Also, keep in mind most of these operate at 3-4.5v and I ended up cheating and squeezin' in a beefier motor also cannibalized from an ancient copier)
9volt Battery terminal
(a normal old switch, renamed as to be way more rad sounding)
(for the circuit if needed)