Introduction: COIN VORTEX
A very quick and simple coin vortex project.
3D printed launch ramp (.STL file provided)
JB Weld and/or hot glue gun
Step 1: SUPPLIES
Plastic jar or container
7" - 10" plastic funnel
3D printed coin launch/ramp (.STL file supplied)
Step 2: TRIM FUNNEL
Using a utility knife, remove the tab and lower two thirds of the spout - making sure that coins can fall through easily.
Step 3: HOLE IN THE LID
Cut a hole in the center of the lid large enough to seat the funnel firmly.
(option - remove the lid and just let the funnel rest in the mouth of the jar)
Step 4: EPOXY COIN LAUNCH TO FUNNEL
Using JB Weld, epoxy the 3D printed coin launch/ramp to the edge of the funnel.
Make sure coin exit from ramp is parallel and below the rim of the funnel.
Step 5: GLUE FUNNEL TO LID
Fix the funnel to the jar lid with the hot glue gun.
Run a few coins through the vortex as your holding the funnel in place while the glue cools - making sure that the funnel is level and that the coins are circling properly.
Step 6: COIN VORTEX IN ACTION
Quarter - Nickle - Dime - Penny
Step 7: LAUNCH RAMP .STL
Coin launch ramp .STL file for download.