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How to Make a Real, Working Coin Block

by Andrew Brown - March 25, 2011, 1:58 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.instructables.com/id/Coin-block/, (instructables)

This is possibly the coolest construction project I've seen this year.

Yesterday, I was linked to this little project tutorial, and after mulling over it, I've decided the word must be spread.

Instructables user brunoip has created a real life coin block from Super Mario Bros. that when hit from beneath, produces a coin, with the same familiar 8-bit sound effect.

The block attaches to a wall to add to the illusion that it's floating in the air, and the slot the coins are fired out of is so well hidden that the whole thing looks incredibly authentic. It would make for an awesome, albeit slightly geeky storage solution for loose change.

Check out the site for full instructions on how to recreate this monetary masterpiece for yourself; there's even a few videos showing it in action.

If any of the more creative readers out there wish to make one of their own, or any variations they can concoct, by all means, email me some photos.



NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMarch 25, 2011

Man, if only this would work for real. All of the world's financial problems would disappear like that XD

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 25, 2011

Actually, it'd create a lot more problems than it'd solve. :D

Guitar SmasherMarch 26, 2011

Either way it wouldn't matter.  The world spends money at a rate much faster than any coin block could produce.

Mop it upMarch 27, 2011

This should have been last year's Club Nintendo platinum award. They came so close with the box the award came in...

I can't view the guide because it wants me to register to Facebook. Ew.

BlackNMild2k1March 27, 2011

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