Mini Skee-Ball

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Introduction: Mini Skee-Ball

About: William Davison Jr recently moved from the Denver area to the Tucson, Arizona area to work in the defense industry. He keep busy with his many hobbies (old BMW car restorations, LEGO Robotics and Halloween ef…

I made my Mini Skee-Ball board in Tinkercad, and it can be found here to download: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/btmbj6NpCz8

You can even tinker with it more to make it different if you want!

It will take a while to print, as my printer took about 7 hours with 33% infill.

You will need some marbles and a rubber band.

Some color permanent markers if you want to decorate your print with different colors, point values, etc.

Supplies

Access to a 3-D printer that has a print area of greater than 7 inches by 7 inches by 5 inches tall.

PLA any color and the size that fits your 3D printer

Marbles

Rubber bands

Card stock paper

Scissors

Hole punch

Tape

Permanent markers

Step 1: PRINT Skee-Ball Board

Enable support when you are setting up your print.

Infill density less than 40%

Infill pattern Honey comb

Step 2: Remove the Supports and Color If You Desire!

Carefully pry off the supports and clean off any loose plastic, strains or goobers.

I took permanent markers and added some color to my Mini Skee-Ball! Add what ever you like to YOUR design...(I also put the date of my print and my name to the bottom of the play field).

One thing I do recommend... and is seen in my play video... I took some paper and a hole punch and I made a net to keep the marble from flying off the play field... it works much better and I just used some tape to tape it on.

I added a sketch of the net and a photo. But you can make it any style you like!

Step 3: Play Time!

The rubber band across the post help position the ball and then you are able to flick the marble!

I didn't add any score or point marks because that is the fun of your own design, but if you must have a scoring pattern you could do something like...One point for the bottom, 2 points for the left or right, and the top ring can get you 4 Points!

But as I said before ... You can make it whatever you like...

In my game...The marble is shot 3 times and whatever your marble lands in you add up those point! Or play however you want to play with your friends... but practice is a must... the rubber band helps hold the marble.

I added a video of some play action.

Step 4: Modifications

You might want to change the angle of the play board, you might what holes that will collect all the marbles, you might want a larger play surface... the design is up to you!

What I designed would fit on my printer and for a marble flicking game, it is fun for me!

Have fun, enjoy the game if you do print it... I would love to hear about any changes, modifications or how you made your mini Skee ball yours! Please leave a comment!

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    3 Comments

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    111brodyalford
    111brodyalford

    11 months ago

    Almost no one has a 3D printer. Can you make it with something else?

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    WilliamD44
    WilliamD44

    Reply 11 months ago

    There are many places on line you can send files to have something printed, but I do understand that 3D printing might not be available for all. I have seen the same TinkerCAD files converted to LEGO Bricks. This contest asked for items to be designed and made in Tinkercad and thus a 3D printed game was what I designed and submitted. I can imagine that a few pieces of wood might be fashioned into a wood model of a Skee Ball game or even a cardboard game could be made.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    This looks like a lot of fun to play around with, I love skeeball :)