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Teaching the younger generation mechanics


By cjmjmm2006

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

Had the Girl Scout Troop in Starport to discuss mechanical aspects of a Pinball machine. What a great time. We had their attention for a long while and they were genuinely interested in the interactive seminar. I think this is a great way to keep the interest in both Pinball and all things mechanical. All of our Troop earned their badges. How cool!

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#2 6 months ago

That’s outstanding! Great job!

#3 6 months ago

What's you teach and how did you do it? Details!

#4 6 months ago

That’s really cool. You should have the girls put together a Pinbox 3000 from the Cardboard Institute. It teaches you about design, game theory and shot geometry. They’re really cool and super fun to play. My daughter bought me one and I’m obsessed with it.

#5 6 months ago
Quoted from 2pupPinz:

That’s outstanding! Great job!

Thank you!

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

What's you teach and how did you do it? Details!

We learned about motors and how gears work. About the simple and complex machines. Also taught them how to play pinball, rules and of course I had a little fun with the phantom flip. They were blown away when it started Frank Multiball without anyone touching the game.

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from konjurer:

That’s really cool. You should have the girls put together a Pinbox 3000 from the Cardboard Institute. It teaches you about design, game theory and shot geometry. They’re really cool and super fun to play. My daughter bought me one and I’m obsessed with it.

That would be really cool. I'll have to call the troop leader and see if it applies to a badge for the girls. Thanks!

#8 6 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

All of our Troop earned their badges. How cool!

Out of curiosity, what badge did they earn?

#9 6 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Out of curiosity, what badge did they earn?

Mechanical Badge

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