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    Default Post your tulip opening mechanisms and how they work.

    A ball in any one of 4 pay pockets will open the upper center tulip.

    A ball in ether one of the bottom pay pockets, will open the tulip next to that pay pocket.
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    Default Re: Post your tulip opening mechanisms and how they work.

    My Nishijin Model A has two rows of tulips along the bottom half of the playfield.

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    All of them work independently. The top row uses what I call a two-mode tulip. It simply opens and closes with each ball that passes through it. The bottom two are what I call the three-mode tulip. The way it is played, is a ball drops through to open it. It will remain open after a second ball passes through. The third ball to enter will cause it to close. It's a rather ingenious mechanical marvel the way they engineered it. I was so impressed with this simple but brilliant device that I made an animation of it:


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    Default Re: Post your tulip opening mechanisms and how they work.

    Quote Originally Posted by cardwwi View Post
    A ball in any one of 4 pay pockets will open the upper center tulip.

    A ball in ether one of the bottom pay pockets, will open the tulip next to that pay pocket.
    How about some pictures of the fronts too.

    The fronts are just as cool as the backs. (actually some are cooler)

    100 machines and counting...

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    Default Re: Post your tulip opening mechanisms and how they work.

    Bumping a zombie post...

    In my recent YouTube binge idea trolling... came across some 2's as mentions above
    but also a few 5s, then a 6 & 7 open tulip... am going to assume these are not mechanical
    but servo driven, especially in the tracking of how many entered in tight groups...

    Spent a while figuring out how to render it digitally in my system but is working now.
    The one I patterned it on was cascading sets of the 5 open tulips, and another with
    cascading 7-7-6 open tulips.
    5x4P15.jpg776Tulips.jpgTucan_BoardOpen.jpg
    There is also the 'not a tulip' category like the toucans in the last picture.
    That was an interesting challenge also, works but needs a bit more refining...

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    Default Re: Post your tulip opening mechanisms and how they work.

    Back once again with another identification question...
    C_Tulip.jpg
    Is this a 100 open Tulip???
    Watching the video the right most 5 tulip is tweaked to be impossible and
    at the end he manually loads 5 into it just to shut the machine up...

    Previous have found up to 7 open tulips - now most of these are years old
    videos and in Japanese so am using guesswork and gathering data...

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