Step 1: Why?
Its about the size of a gum ball machine and works similar to one.
I am not a carpenter, these aren't the best cuts on here.
This was a concept project, it is not final.
Just think, if you're in an internet cafe and need a cd to burn some files on or something like that, instead of going to the nearest store and buying a whole package of discs you could just have one in a convenient vending machine.
According to my research you can sell each disc for $1 each and make $115 from selling 200 cd's .
Anyway onward to the building.
Step 2: Materials Needed
Coin slide in amount of desired cost/cd
Machine screws and nuts
Misc pieces of metal
Once you have all the materials gathered up you're good to go!
Step 3: Cut Your First Piece
I don't recall what how big the hole for the coin slide was but it sits centered and 2 1/2 inches from the bottom.
I was using 1/2 inch wood so I cut the wood about 3/4 above the top of the coin slider. This cut is for the cd exit slot. I just cut the whole piece and cut out about 1/4 inch of the wood.
Step 4: Cut/mount Cd Shelf
You can see it in the first picture on the left with the corner brackets already attached.
I cut the board as wide as the first one and it goes back 6 1/2 inches.
The sides of it stick in about 1 inch.
The 2nd picture shows the cd shelf attached to the front.
To attach it I just used 2 wood screws, 2 corner brackets, and 2 machine screws/nuts.
Step 5: Attach Sides and Other Front Piece.
The back of the hopper just goes from the cd shelf to the top of the box and theres nothing special about it.
Step 6: Grabbing Mechanism
Step 7: Test It Out!
Thats about it. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated, just leave comments!