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Build a second module. Haven't seen this mechanism before, so I'm wondering how it should be classified. I see it as a step feeder variant, using rotational instead of linear movement.

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Posted by Torso on 29 April 2015 at 09:57.
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I would classify this as a stepping stair (feed) module variant as well

Posted by SamanthaNguyen on 29 April 2015 at 22:44.
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Very smooth mechanism. :) I'd consider it a step feeder too.

Posted by ToaMeiko (administrator) on 30 April 2015 at 17:55.
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Clever. Add it to the table!

Posted by ALittleSlow (administrator) on 31 May 2015 at 00:33.
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Done

Posted by Torso on 31 May 2015 at 10:44.
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That is really neat. I love the motion. Are there any issues with jamming? I see that the rotating piece at the top of its rotation can trap balls. In the video it happened with two balls a couple of times and they just popped up. Does it always do that? Again, awesome.

Posted by 54.159.64.172 on 31 May 2015 at 16:56.
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You're right that balls sometimes get stuck. The rotating parts are a bit flexible, so the machine will continue running anyway. It survived its first exhibition without any problem, despite being flooded many times.

Posted by Torso on 31 May 2015 at 18:57.

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