Allrightey....... In this instructible, I came up with the idea of a mechanical ticket dispenser. I volunteer at my local church and usually help with the register / ticket table during carnival events. It's not fun trying to count tickets while there are people in line staring at you. Plus... I like to add mechanical functions to just about anything I get my hands on. Keep in mind that it took about 20 + hours to build this because there was no plan. It is difficult to do a step by step progression instructible for this one. It was built on the fly with parts that the wife said I should have thrown out years ago..... I knew there was a reason why I kept these things. The parts for this project came mostly from salvaged items and stuff that should have been junked. Here we go!!! I don't believe you will go out and try to get the same parts as I did.... there are always alternatives though.... Hope you enjoy
There is quite an imagination of parts used for this project.
This thing is held together mostly by "HOT GLUE"
If I don't tell you how it is attached....HOT GLUE
Tools used were Hot Glue gun and dremmel tool. Some pliers and screw drivers. Mainly hot glue and dremmel.
Video will come soon.
Step 1: The Box
This is a 6"W x 6" D x 12" L plastic storage container you can get from most container / storage stores.
Step 2: The Ticket Spool Shaft
3/8' wooden dow rod 5 1/2 " long/ (I will be changing this to a 1" shaft. The ticket spool hole is that size)
2 bobbing sewing spindalls from a generic sewing machine. (purchased at walmart sewing dept a long time ago.)
These were screwed into the wooden dow.
Notice the half moon groove I put into the plastic box to hold the shaft in place.