Gobstopper/gumball machine

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Project by reddinosaur posted 11-07-2009 07:56 PM 8001 views 25 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that I did with a class of special ed. students. The little knob turns to the right to catch the candy and then you have to turn it back for it to fall through. The jars we used were tomato sauce jars and the center of the tops were cut out

Edit: So as suggested, I posted some new pictures. In 2 of them you can see how the candy will fall through and catches in the middle layer. Cheers!

-- Jess

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 08:02 PM

Neat idea. Great job on the construction. You need to rotate your picture though.

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 08:43 PM

I like it. can I have a gum ball?

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 09:50 PM

Nice job. Rotation preferred.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-07-2009 10:14 PM

Very nice that you are working with Special Needs students . I think that I would have washed the jar before filling it and taking its picture though : ) Maybe you can take some more pictures of it with the sunlight shining onto the wooden part of your project while holding the camera horizontally , redD. Have a great weekend !

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 06:10 PM

Nice gum dispenser….....really a great thing working with the Special kids….......Good job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 11-08-2009 06:21 PM

Fun project good job

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#7 posted 11-08-2009 07:43 PM

Now this is perfect , Jess : ) Great job indeed !

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#8 posted 11-08-2009 08:05 PM

Thanks all ^_^

-- Jess

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#9 posted 11-09-2009 03:18 AM

Jess, this is a pretty neat project and working with these children is a wonderful idea for which you are to be commended.

Thanks for sharing this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 03-07-2010 11:47 PM

that is a great idea, i would like to make somethin like that!

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#11 posted 04-02-2010 01:33 PM

This is a great idea! Very well done, another thing on my wish list :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#12 posted 04-02-2010 01:52 PM

Woodworking with special needs children, what a great post for the morning of good friday, I commend you, you are a better man than I, the world needs more people like you!

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#13 posted 04-19-2012 12:28 AM

my daughter saw this and now I have to eat a gallon of pickles and make one of theis. LOL Thanks for the ideal.

-- Everette in Leicester, North Carolina

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#14 posted 09-05-2012 03:16 AM

nicely done

-- God is good..All the time

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