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Title: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: MarkHayward on April 26, 2018, 02:47:14 PM

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I made a Travel Skittles Board!

This one is much smaller than a standard board, so I called it Travel Skittles. I'm working on a video of the whole process of making it, but it's not finished yet. I'll post a link when it is, or you can subscribe to my youtube channel and sign up for a notification when it's posted: www.youtube.com/markhayward

(Edit May 19)
Here it is!
https://youtu.be/iRlqFklfwuE

Title: Re: 2 new projects!
Post by: CUPER on April 26, 2018, 03:13:05 PM
Wooooo.felicidades mark
Title: Re: 2 new projects!
Post by: jmadrigal on April 26, 2018, 05:15:14 PM
Looks great. I have been wanting to build something like this but have no time. Possibly this fall.
Title: Re: 2 new projects!
Post by: MarkHayward on April 27, 2018, 12:34:52 AM
I really had to force myself to do it. This project took about 3 months, since I had other things I had to do, and still had some set-up and maintenance to do on my shop. Starting is half the battle for me, but then you have to keep plugging away at it and actually finish. This is a lot of why I decided to reinvigorate my youtube channel: I needed an excuse to get down into my shop and make stuff. Now that I'm making videos of me making stuff on a regular basis, I'm going to get a lot more done!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: butterfingers on April 28, 2018, 06:42:03 AM
Well done, sir. Looks like it would be fun to play. I can no longer view the pics here but saw them earlier. Thanks for sharing the project with us.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: ta0 on April 28, 2018, 10:27:28 AM
Well done, sir. Looks like it would be fun to play. I can no longer view the pics here but saw them earlier. Thanks for sharing the project with us.
A portable skittles is a good idea.
As butterfingers said the image is not visible anymore (I guess the google link expired). You can try the forum new "Add image to post" feature.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: MarkHayward on April 29, 2018, 06:39:27 PM
Done! Thanks Jorge.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on April 29, 2018, 08:56:57 PM
Very nice!  I like the concept.  I wonder if you can travel with it over to Miamisburg in August.  It is a long trip, though.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: MarkHayward on April 29, 2018, 10:00:08 PM
Ooo... maybe! I put it on my calendar! I'll do everything I can to come, but I might have a conflicting gig.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: CUPER on April 29, 2018, 11:14:48 PM
hola mike estoy intentanto estar en miamisburg. Puedes contactar a ta0?
saludos
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: MarkHayward on May 19, 2018, 02:30:31 PM
The video is finished! Check it out, and feel free to share it with all your little buddies if you want.
https://youtu.be/iRlqFklfwuE
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: JNeff on May 19, 2018, 03:43:55 PM
Great video. Really enjoyed it. Good job Mark.
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big?
Post by: MarkHayward on May 19, 2018, 06:31:12 PM
Thanks Jim!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: ta0 on May 19, 2018, 07:13:11 PM
Nice video!
Quality work. Your workshop is well equipped.

What are the odds of finding a mint skittles board on a crumbling house by the river?  :o  :o  :o

PS: The reader behind you didn't complain when you made the fuse blow.  :o :o :o :o :o :o My kind of girl!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: jim in paris on May 20, 2018, 01:23:18 AM
hello Mark !
thanks for this great document
I enjoyed the last sequences when you try to get a bouncy top
you know this ability for a top to bump and rebound has been a lot discussed in relation with
toupie hollandaise tables
here in case you missed this thread
http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,5076.0.html

2 screws and off-centered tip seems to work perfectly ;)

bravo
jim
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: mailman on May 20, 2018, 08:45:10 AM
Good job, Mark, and great video!

You understand, of course, that your skittles board can not really be considered a TRAVEL skittles board unless it actually travels.  With that in mind, I hope to see you and your travel skittle board in Miamisburg in August....  ;)
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on May 20, 2018, 03:44:21 PM
I agree with a number of things.

Yes...the board is terrific.
Yes...the video is great
Yes...your workshop is well equipped
Yes...an off-centered tip would be exciting
Yes...the game should travel
And yes...you and the game should travel to Miamisburg to celebrate Christmas in August!!!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: MarkHayward on May 20, 2018, 04:20:12 PM
Yes! I sure hope I can make it! I may have a gig conflict, and I have to drive across the country the next day, but I'll do my best to get to Miamisburg!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: jmadrigal on May 20, 2018, 05:36:04 PM
I will have to make something like this when I have some time. Will have to use 3D printed pins and top though ;D
Thanks for taking the time to make the video.


Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: MarkHayward on May 20, 2018, 05:52:22 PM
Jim, thanks so much for the link to the thread about the tip shape for Cyril's top tables. I hadn't seen it and there's some great information there!
Title: Re: Ever felt like Skittles Boards were just too big? (video added)
Post by: Ketzaltlipoka on May 20, 2018, 10:40:17 PM
Nice work.
Besides, something strange. Two of my favorites skill toys. Top and Clubs (those little ones seem juggling clubs, in miniature, of course)