New part: the chopstick


#1

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.


#2

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?


#3

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