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New part: the chopstick

Just messing around on a Sunday Afternoon.

You will need: small chopsticks. Mine came from a ‘Kanikama Luxury Sushi Collection’ from Iceland supermarket.

It can be used with washers to create a slight slope and move sideways without losing height, or on the bottom peg as a see-saw ball capture and release mechanism.

Video demo:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6PkXUtXxooozJs1D9
Not demonstrated, but the see-saw can be used to hold multiple balls on one side then release them all, triggering just one new ball. Could be useful for making Dr Nim style games.

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It seems like once in the video the ball was released before the second ball came down. This is not a major problem, but maybe the chopstick could be weighted in the middle?

Good idea, or perhaps the high friction washers could help prevent it from sliding from the central balance point.