Casino Night - Roulette Wheel (Future Pro machine design)

jules

#1

I’d been trying to decide what to do with the Proofgrade acrylic that I’d picked up, and the Lazy Susan idea kind of spawned another one, based on how well the bearing mechanism worked. (Very smoothly…I was impressed.) :grinning:

So I got busy and came up with this…it can be made on a Basic the way it’s shown now. Once I have access to a Pro model, I can expand the size and give it a lip to actually spin a marble in it. (Currently this center portion of the wheel shown spans the printable area of the bed, so I just gave it a little pointer. Video at the bottom.)

I don’t know if schools and other offices do a Casino Night to fundraise for projects, or just for fun at family reunions, but this would be a lot cheaper to make than buying a real one. (You could probably make it for the cost of a rental.)

(I got kind of keyed up over this one and skipped sleep for a night or two. It feels really solid.) :smile:

So would something like this be of interest to anybody else? It’s bigger than my usual designs, and would cost more to make from a materials standpoint, so I don’t know if folks would want to tackle it. I can easily do a cheaper one with the numbers just engraved on a piece of ply instead. :slightly_smiling_face:


#2

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a cool concept! I have no use for one but it looks like so much fun! Did you make the lazy Susan your self, or is this placed on a store bought one?


#3

I bought the bearing for it from Amazon. (Six bucks for a 3 incher, which is plenty strong enough for something like this.) :grinning:


#4

Awesome!


#5

Another one for the “Jules Signature” design catalog. Looks amazing.


#6

Holy buckets this looks super professional and legit! I like it.

In answer to your feedback, I currently don’t see the need for me to make one; however, I’m sure I will in the future :slight_smile: …and I would want it to look like this if I did make it!


#7

So I guess that you are not going to tell us about the Arduino and the code to make it land where you want?


#8

Of course not! :smile:


#9

Don’t forget the single green spot wheel for a European casino night.


#10

Crud, that would require a re-design. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#11

Well, thats pretty cool!!


#12

WOW ^ ∞ , that’s over to top!

Btw, love the stand alone hand pointer. :wink:


#13

How does your stuff keep getting better?! This looks suspiciously professional - if I didn’t know your work, I’d do a reverse image search to check :slight_smile:


#14

Amazing work!! I totally agree with Dan - looks professionally done.


#15

Thanks, but that’s just the PG. (That green is fairly awesome!) :wink:


#16

What the fudge! Great job!


#17

I normally don’t comment on the threads but I love this! Amazing work!


#18

Holy crap that’s fantastic! :heart_eyes:
You never cease to amaze me!


#19

Thanks you guys! Lucky accident. :slightly_smiling_face: