Organize and Share your Electronics the way you want. Sign-Up for a free account now. It takes only 30 seconds!

Relive some arcade memories with a desktop coin pusher

Relive some arcade memories with a desktop coin pusher

Remember Ryan Bates’ mini vending machine, the Venduino? Well, the Maker has now built a wooden coin pusher that’ll complement his earlier project quite nicely.

If you’ve seen a machine at an arcade with coins hanging off an edge, you probably thought, “Wow, if I just put one more quarter in, I’ll get like $10 back.” Although perhaps he could make money with it, Bates built his own as a fun distraction. His machine uses a cam mechanism to push a “dozer” back and forth so that when you drop a penny down the money input chute, it hopefully knocks a few coins into the area where you can collect them.

The mechanism is simple, but Bates used an Arduino along with a motor shield to drive dozer motor. It also monitors a tilt sensor to detect if someone tries to cheat. On the other hand, as he notes, it’s small enough that someone could take the device.

Although it’s apparently not ready as of this writing, Bates plans to have this game available as a kit on his website.

 

More Articles to Read

Replace a microwave’s beeping with the Windows XP startup sound
Replace a microwave’s beeping with the Windows XP startup sound
A DIY Laser Scanning Microscope
A DIY Laser Scanning Microscope
Teleknitting: TV-based string art
Teleknitting: TV-based string art
Start your day with Nerf target practice!
Start your day with Nerf target practice!
Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer
Converting a coffee maker into a 3D printer
Sort your M&Ms or Skittles with this ingenious machine
Sort your M&Ms or Skittles with this ingenious machine
The Hunt is both a playful game and tasteful home decor
The Hunt is both a playful game and tasteful home decor
The Rick and Morty Alarm will make sure you’re always on time
The Rick and Morty Alarm will make sure you’re always on time
Build your own MIDI accordion with Arduino
Build your own MIDI accordion with Arduino
A tiny orchestra of Lego Robots driven by Arduino
A tiny orchestra of Lego Robots driven by Arduino
8-bit Frogger game on a digital microfluidics device
8-bit Frogger game on a digital microfluidics device
An experimental game with a conductive rubber band controller
An experimental game with a conductive rubber band controller

Top




Shares