Step 4: Cutting out ring material

I needed some rings to guide the balls into the drops so I cut off the tops of a few coffee cups.

To make sure they were roughly the same size, I used one cup as a guide while I cut the other one.

betcha can't use an arudrino/atmega of some sort and some more cardboard to have a score system AND the ball-recycler (basicly EVERYTHING from most commercial verions)
This is pimp, my friend. I will build one tomorrow morning.
I remember when i made a working mini bowling alley with a ball return, pin sorter, out of some carpet, a step stool, some small boxes, tape, hotwheel tracks, and a few other knick-knacks... It was pretty cool, this reminds me of it.
I made a ball return
It would be nice if I could view the file...but I cant. Nor can I find a converter that can successfuly convert it without an error.
thats kinda cool to just play when your bored.
This seems like an awesome project! I can't wait to build it! Thanks
great project! i used a McDonalds straw cut in half for a return ramp <br>
this website:<br>http://www.fileformat.info/convert/image/svg2pdf.htm<br>has a great svg to pdf converter.
how do you use it <br>
how does that work <br>
it is very simple to use. you just download the svg file attached and convert!<br>
yeah , but my computer downloads itas a VCR file
ill try and post some pictures<br>
<br>im working on another one now made completely from circuit boards!
Cool, I'd love to see both!
i made mine completely out of 5 gallon paint bucket stirrers. :P<br>its 2 sticks wide(3 inches) and 13 1/2 inches long.<br><br>it was kinda hard to make because for one, the sticks were made in china. two, the sticks were made of scrap wood and as strait as Ellen Degeneres .
&nbsp;have you tried one of those toy car launchers or battle b daman?
Don't have either of those. Never even heard of the second one until now.<br />
i remember those those are fun
how long should the ramp be?
probably like half a foot, depends how much shooting range you want
do u think u can make plans in pdf plz<br>
My computer turned them into PDF's instantly
thats so cool!!!!
Yesterday I made this, mostly out of hot glue and popsicle sticks with the ramp made out of card board. I also added a return ramp underneath the first. Thanks for the idea!
it's just awesome, thanks man!!
do u think u could make a pdf version of the plans.<br><br>it wont open in the other formats<br>
i didnt have small marbles so i sized everything up and used ping pong balls
Awesome. Post some pics here. I'd love to see it.
I can't open this either a pdf would be very helpful
aha. I am making this very soon and adding the ball return. Might post pictures if I can find my bloody camera.
love it, i'd love to make a mini floor version.. maybe 6 ft long instead of the 10 or 13 in arcades. you could try to use some sort of firing device similar to the crossfire game too thanks!
can you please make a pdf file instead because whenever i try to open it it says the document cant be opened so can oyu make a pdf file instead?
Dear fungus amungus, i am 1 of the happy few to own a laser, and i would like to cut cardboard, but dont' know which setting to use on my 75W machine. Hope you can help me, i just have my machine for a month, so a lot to learn. thnx
It depends on the cardboard a little. I think it was 100 power / 40 speed, but not sure. Just do some tests first. Cardboard's cheap and it'll only take you a couple minutes.
Fun! This also needs to be connected to some kind of flashing lights and a noise maker - but I suppose there are instructables for those if I look hard enough :^) <br />
This automatically calls for a Large Scale Version. With a ball return. Thanks for the idea's. Now I&nbsp;need to ask my mom where I&nbsp;can put the large scale version.<br />
This seems like an amazing instructable (props on the video), but does it last for long? It seems to me that all those collisions would rapidly bend yours out of shape.<br />
&nbsp;Next time please make it in pdf file thanxxx
If I considered these files to be final I would. Since these files are still a little rough and still require some tweaking, I included files that can be edited a little more easily.<br />
could you make it in pdf file i cannot open this .. &nbsp;Please :( thanks
You should make this out of sheets of cut up tupperware (in case you dont know what that is(i live in nz) it is disposable plastic containers) then you wouldnt have to use a laser cutter and you could see the mechanics<br />
COOOLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanna make one!!!!!!!!!!! :P :P
How might I be able to print this onto paper? It's too big to fit onto only one piece.<br />
Never mind, I figured it out. I would like to know where you got you got your ball bearings. also, any tips on making the holes round and good looking, <em>without</em> a laser cutter? I tried a dremel with several different attachments, and that didn't work.<br />
&nbsp;A soldering Iron ?
&nbsp;Very good design there. I'm thinking of building one out of wood, possibly about half of the original arcade machine size. Should be good :)
Cool. Check out the link in step 1. There's a post with a sketchup file for making your own. Should help a lot.<br />

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