Fascinating: How A Gumball Machine Works

October 29, 2018

This is an animated video created by Jared Owen detailing the inner workings of the humble gumball machine. I thought the engineering of the coin mechanism was particularly clever. Of course you don't need a video to understand how a gumball machine works, it's pretty simple. You just stick your quarter in like so, turn the handle, and-- wait, why isn't it turning? "That was a nickel." Screw it, I didn't want that flavorless rockball anyways (I'm gonna smash the glass with a hammer!).

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Harry T, who agrees a handful of Runts > gumball any day.

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