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Another reflector design using only pieces from the box

@101100 suggested a ‘Reflector’ part, to send balls from either side back to the same side that they came from. @JohnZ Designed and 3D printed a one. I don’t have a 3D printer handy so improvised using only parts in the box.

My new reflector uses two of the high-friction washers to attach a ball to the bottom of a gear bit. The extra weight keeps it centred.

Video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PdZJDdtCzXZuQgXk8

My previous reflector used a crossover, cog and interceptor, and has special powers: My second invention of the week - cog controlled reflector/crossover/ball trap. However, it’s also nice to have one that doesn’t use up three such useful parts.


Just made a 3rd type of reflector:

Three high friction washers on the peg are just big enough to bounce the ball back the way it came from.


This is so helpful! It will make complex computations MUCH easier!