I wanted to make something I've not seen before: a laser-cut gumball machine.
So here is what I came up with:
You turn the big gear and gumballs pop out of the bottom.
The bottom is MDF that I treated with beeswax to make it food-safe. The top is acrylic. My wife suggested I make the next one completely in acrylic so you can see the mechanism as it works.
I took some videos of the design process, and I'll post them once I've had time to edit them together into one big video.