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    I am toying with ideas for a cabinet that will hold 2 or 3 machines that will share a ball lifter. I am toying with the idea of putting a dispenser in it. Something like what is in the attached video ant 1:52 except that paying for them is unnecessary. Has any one tried something like this or have ideas about the mechanism used for them commercially. I don't expect that I will be able to buy one and will end up fabricating it from scratch bit it would be nice if I don't have to reinvent the wheel.

    Thanks in advance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rur5k3BCSI8

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    Well If you have CR machines (most modernes after about 1998) with a Daverob dongle you don't need a dispenser

    But saying that, I have a 100/500 yen dispenser at home. It requires the weight of a coin to activate the payout, Its all mechanical and no electronics inside. I managed to get it to payout using a basic timer circuit and a solenoid out of an electric door release strike.

    I think there is a thread somewhere on it. I'll hunt later
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    I only have 70s machines possibly 80 soonish. I found one thread with some pictures but not enough to get a complete idea. Some web searching leads me to believe they are not very common.

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    Drunkenclam,

    Thanks for the link do you have any more pictures of the mechanism that feeds the balls? The idea I am toying with at the moment is basically a reverse ball lifter so as it turns balls move down in t a tray.

    Also what are the approximate dimensions of the entire thing. I figure if i find on the buy at a latter time I can retro fit the cabinet assuming i leave enough room.

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    They are availble if you know when to look.

    But try to avoid anything too electronic.
    like this is one

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r228194535

    Anything with a card reader or keypad is best avoided.

    Dimensions are standard pachi height by approx 50mm wide and 150mm depth I think all Sandwiches are that size. (no its not a joke, thats what they call them.

    try internet search of


    パチンコ現金サンド キングサンド

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    That helped a lot, knowing the right search term made all the difference. It make sense that the dimensions are consistent. I can use them to plan the cabinet while I am looking for the right unit.

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    Default Re: Ball dispenser in cabinet

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    But saying that, I have a 100/500 yen dispenser at home.
    Hi, DC. How are you feeding balls to the dispenser? I have a couple mechanical dispensers similar to yours that I want to add to my early modern island but wasn’t sure of the best way to ensure a consistent feed of balls to the dispenser.

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    Any existing technology can be used. A ball tank off a vintage. Or top rail shoots or waste ball catchers. But I think a vintage ball tank would be best.
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    Hello super monkey and welcome to the group

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