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Pinball Pyramid Bracket

By rkahr

4 years ago


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    #1 4 years ago

    Hi Pinsiders,

    I just launched a new kickstarter project. If you've seen me at the pinball shows this year you've seen my Pinball Pyramid bracket... check it out at:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    pinballs stacked in a pyramid

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync adapter kit

    #2 4 years ago

    Ok, we're 8 days in and 10% funded. Not a roaring start, but not shabby either... Hoping we can get to "funded" by the end of the campaign on the 20th. I've been traveling since Friday for the Dayhuff pinball party but will be home later today and will post an update to the campaign.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit
    -check out my Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    #3 4 years ago

    Half way through the campaign but not 50% funded... maybe a surge is coming?

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit
    -check out my Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    #4 4 years ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Half way through the campaign but not 50% funded... maybe a surge is coming?

    Only 4 days left now...

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit
    -check out my Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    #5 4 years ago

    48 hours left... Check out my kickstarter if you haven't yet... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit
    -check out my Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/pinball-pyramid?ref=bcsjqr

    #6 4 years ago

    Well, the Kickstarter didn't reach the funding goal but that's not the end of the line for the Pinball Pyramid. Without the support for a larger manufacture run, I've simply added the bracket to my "Additive Manufacture" section of my website at http://www.kahr.us . The Pinball Pyramid bracket is posted now and is ready for immediate purchase through the links to my Shapeways storefront.

    So, the good news is anyone who wants a Pinball Pyramid can get one!

    PS: If you need pinballs for the bracket I recommend buying through Big Daddy Enterprises in the US, John's Jukes in Canada, or PinballHeaven in Europe. You need 30 pinballs to assemble a complete pyramid.

    Thanks again to those who supported my campaign - I really appreciate it and hope you will participate in my future campaigns.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #7 4 years ago

    a share but at least it is available, and Shapeways has a free postage deal this cyber monday, so do a search on pinball on shapeways.

    also rkahr , make surepost a picture in your shapeways listing with the balls installed to help people know what it does

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    a share but at least it is available, and Shapeways has a free postage deal this cyber monday, so do a search on pinball on shapeways.
    also rkahr , make surepost a picture in your shapeways listing with the balls installed to help people know what it does

    Thanks, swinks for pointing out my dumb omission on the picture... gonna fix it now. I hadn't noticed their free shipping offer, so appreciate that as well.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #9 4 years ago

    Here are the pictures I posted...

    Complete Pyramid with 30 pinballs

    Pyramid with a couple pinballs not stacked

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

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    #10 3 years ago

    Alternatively, a few minutes of design and a quick 3D print yields a similar functioning pyramid base for just a few cents worth of material. Not professional injection molded quality, but you never see it once pinballs are on it. This one is 2mm thick, but I could probably reduce some and still have it be strong enough to support the pyramid.

    It is a nice idea you came up with, so I don't want to step on your toes. Just made a couple for myself, but did want to share the 3D file with others to make their own and maybe offer to my Getaway group for the cost of making/shipping them. If you think this will interfere with your project, just let me know and I'll not offer them to others. Also, always happy to give you credit for the idea.

    I've also already designed these other pyramid arrangements in addition to your original 4x4 base (30 balls): 2x2 base (5 balls), 3x3 base (14 balls), 3 base triangle (4 balls), 6 base triangle (10 balls), 10 base triangle (20 balls).

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    #11 3 years ago

    FYI, here is an interesting article pertaining to why a pyramid is the most efficient way to stack spheres (including pinballs) - an idea that Johannes Kepler postulated 400 year ago.

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-400yearold-kepler-conjecture-that-your-local-greengrocer-knows-how-to-solve-20170621-gwvjd5.html

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    #12 2 years ago

    Rob,

    I bought one of your Pyramid at TPF. I can't seem to keep the pinballs on the platform without them doing a Jenga.
    Any hints or do i glue them on there?

    Added over 2 years ago:

    Fixed it!

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