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Author Topic: Anyone ever build a claw machine?  (Read 369 times)

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Anyone ever build a claw machine?
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:26:41 am »
Hey Guys...So my 5 year old is obsessed with claw machines and wants me to build her one.  Has anyone here ever done it?  I think I'm going to give it a shot.  Cheers!

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Re: Anyone ever build a claw machine?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 03:34:54 pm »


Very custom work will be needed.

Vending route guys have storage units full of decommissioned machines pulled off routes for one reason or another.
$100 to $700 can get you a newer smart industries machine if you talk to the vending guys.

Look at the sticker on machines and call it then be friendly.

If you were around here i could get you a trailer full of broken ones feom a friend who routes....


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Re: Anyone ever build a claw machine?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 06:09:06 pm »
I looked into building one a few years ago but realized my kids were quickly aging out that type of attraction.  If/when grandkids come I'll likely take it up again because it seems like a really fun project.  The guy I bought my first cabinet off of had one and he did a lot of cool things with his.

Here is the kit I had my eye on at the time.  I see the price has come down quite a bit.

http://www.hollandcomputers.com/store/pc/Crane-Machine-Kit-with-all-Components-and-Manual-Build-Your-Own-Arcade-Crane-Machine-2799p8191.htm


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Re: Anyone ever build a claw machine?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 01:01:43 pm »
Hey Guys...So my 5 year old is obsessed with claw machines and wants me to build her one.  Has anyone here ever done it?  I think I'm going to give it a shot.  Cheers!

China can help you :D  Few bucks and she will get alarm clock too for the same price.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Funny-Catcher-Alarm-Clock-Coin-Operated-Game-Machine-Electric-Crane-Machine-Children-Doll-Grabber-Game-Machine/32822980047.html

Or id go for this:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Sale-Kids-Music-Candy-Grabber-Coin-Operated-Game-Doll-Machine-Claw-Arcade-Gifts-Without-Toys/32851485663.html

My youngest is same age and i would not never make a 220V system myself and let her play with it without eyes on my back too, if ofc your not using a transformator from wall to the toy so the big Volts are not close...





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