Another reflector design using only pieces from the box


#1

@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.


#2

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.