Carnival "high striker" looking for a midway home

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Carnival "high striker" looking for a midway home

Post by nixiebunny » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:35 pm


I recently inherited a "bell ringer" slot machine top, which is mighty phallic in shape and about 5 feet tall. It has 150 light bulbs on it, and a bell at the top. I am retrofitting it to be a "high striker" midway attraction, wherein you hit the plate with a mallet in an attempt to ring the bell at the top. Al electronically controlled, but the flashing lights and bell are real items. It also has a built-in voice to tell you how well you did, in a slightly sarcastic barker style. The artwork is planned to be a bit on the bawdy side as well. I expect the assembly to be finished by the time I hit the road Wednesday.

I would like to find a place for it to live in the midway, so that random Burners may come up to it and test their strength. It would prefer shade so the lights are visible, and it needs a re watts of 110VAC to power the light bulbs. It's about 2 feet wide.

Is there anyone who's providing similar gizmos, that could use an addition to their stable of attractions?
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Re: Carnival "high striker" looking for a midway home

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:35 pm

Cool! And how in-theme.

He might be on-playa already, but Killbuck is definitely into this sort of thing. See his thread here: viewtopic.php?f=403&t=72905
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Re: Carnival "high striker" looking for a midway home

Post by gaminwench » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:38 pm

There's a fairly active FB group specifically for the midway folks

The Midway: Carnival of Mirrors Burning Man 2015

you might get some takers over there :D
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Re: Carnival "high striker" looking for a midway home

Post by Killbuck » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:11 pm

Was so busy, did not see that but thanks!!!

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