Jump to content

Gumball Launcher Machine by Edina Technical Products


Recommended Posts

I recently picked up 2 of these Carnival Fun! machines for free! They are so called gumball launchers Model GL-1. One is missing the flap on the prize chute and both are in need of replacements for the flipper rubbers. Does anyone know how to get parts for this machine? I've seen this same machine with other skins such as one called Sports Zone. The flippers themselves are smaller than regular pinball flippers. The rubbers that go on them are yellow and skinny like a rubber band.

Image-from-iOS-11.md.jpg

I got some rechargeable 12v battery banks to replace the 8 D cell battery carrier that it comes with. I built some simple harnesses so that they can plug right into the existing wiring. I got 2 per machine so that I can make swapping them part of the restocking process.

Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, RoadDogAmusements said:

I recently picked up 2 of these Carnival Fun! machines for free! They are so called gumball launchers Model GL-1. One is missing the flap on the prize chute and both are in need of replacements for the flipper rubbers. Does anyone know how to get parts for this machine? I've seen this same machine with other skins such as one called Sports Zone. The flippers themselves are smaller than regular pinball flippers. The rubbers that go on them are yellow and skinny like a rubber band.

Image-from-iOS-11.md.jpg

I got some rechargeable 12v battery banks to replace the 8 D cell battery carrier that it comes with. I built some simple harnesses so that they can plug right into the existing wiring. I got 2 per machine so that I can make swapping them part of the restocking process.

On the front of the Sports Zone machines there is a web address www.bulkvending.com  I have never done business with them and know nothing about them but it looks like the website is still up and running. Maybe they can help you track down parts.

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply @gumball guy! Here's pictures of my machines now on location! The owner wasn't super happy about the gumballs, but I told him to wait a month and see how it does. He is a pretty attentive guy, he even noticed the missing flap on one. I reassured him at least it was on the bouncy ball one, and not the gumballs. I will try to get or make a flap I guess... But since I have two in the same location it would be nice if they matched.

IMG_1804.jpg

IMG_1802.jpg

 

In case it helps anyone else... I replaced the 8 D cell battery packs inside with a rechargeable 12v battery pack I got on amazon:

61ttw40cYKL._AC_SL1100_.jpg

I modded the packs by removing the LEDs so that the battery will last longer. You can actually just remove one resistor to deactivate all of the LEDs. I made some custom harnesses so that the battery packs will plug into the existing wiring. I got 4x of these so that I can swap them out fresh every month.

IMG_1782.jpg

I put labels on all of the AC adapters saying 12.6v BATT, so I know that they go with these things. They output a specific voltage so that they can be used with the charger while on and providing power to other 12v devices.

I labelled the 4 batteries GUM 1, GUM 2, BALL 1, and BALL 2. This way I won't get them mixed up when I go to swap.

These machines hold approximately 1000 units of 1" vends. I measured the current draw of the hopper feed device at about 0.11 amps at 12v. So back of the envelope calculation if the hopper feed lasts 10s this battery can vend almost 10k units.
((3000 milliampere hours) / (0.11 amperes)) / (10 seconds) =
9 818.18182

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, RoadDogAmusements said:

I tried the emails and phone number on bulkvending.com 's website... no dice. I think it's just vestigial.

Sorry to hear that. Well at least you have two units and if need be you can just use one for parts. Good luck with the new location!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I dropped off these two machines, a candy claw, and a crazy taxi at my laundromat location on Wednesday... I went on Friday to actually restock the rest of the vending stuff. I also had to do a quick repair to the crazy taxi, replacing the volume pot because it was too scratchy.

Anyways... I am happy at the small amount that showed up in the cash boxes in just two days.

bouncy balls $1.50

gumballs $6

Candy Crane $8

Crazy Taxi $2

 

I will be anxious to see where everything is at in a month when I collect again. I told the owner that when the gumballs run out we can switch to jawbreakers if he's really worried about the gum. I put a little label on the machine that says please put gum in trash when done. the gumball machine is the clear winner though with the cost of good being so low and little to no maintenance. Nice part about the video games is there's no product to lug around.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...