Introduction: Crane Game Revival ! With Arduino.

Picture of Crane Game Revival ! With Arduino.

Hi! I'm Noboyu.

I often go to amusement arcade in Japan. I like the Crane game machine in particular.

One day...I obtained a part of Crane game TOY in a junk shop,It was just throw away as unsold garbage.

And that was the start of making crane game myself.

The thing that I obtained was gearbox of Crane game Toy.There is Dc motor in that.

I decided to controll by Arduino.

Step 1: Design

Picture of Design

I tried to design chassis to look like real Crane game machine of amusement arcade.

Step 2: Feature

Picture of Feature

My machine has five functions.

Step 3: Contorol System

Picture of Contorol System

Step 4: Game Procedure

Picture of Game Procedure

Step 5: Circuit Diagram

Picture of Circuit Diagram

Step 6: Make Music CONTROL BOARD

Picture of Make Music CONTROL BOARD

I bought inexpensive MP3 player to playback music from Arduino. And I adapted.



The following web sites pages are a great help to me.


I designed based on this web site,and meke to fit in with Japanese coin(10yen)

Step 8: Make the Housing of Machine

Picture of Make the  Housing of Machine

Step 9: Wiring

Picture of Wiring

Step 10: Programming

  • The Source Code is here.
  • (Arduino's ino file.)

Step 11: Let's Play!

I hope you enjoy my Instructable!

Thank you for being patient with my English.. :-)


jfudger (author)2016-03-06

Which program are you using to view the crane in?

mechanoboyu (author)jfudger2016-03-06

Thank you for your comment.

Did you mean "a program that controls game"?

My program is in the STEP10.

Correct me if I am wrong.;-)

jfudger (author)mechanoboyu2016-03-09

Haha not quite, the program in the picture used in step one :)

mechanoboyu (author)jfudger2016-03-10

Thank you for your reply.

I understand!!

The program that I'm using is SOLIDWORKS.

kooth (author)2016-03-07

Very nice! I'm going to make this for my Grandkids! Domo!

Kyōyū suru tame no okage de!

Please excuse my Japanese!

mechanoboyu (author)kooth2016-03-07

Thank you for your comment, and writing in Japanese:-)

If there are any documents you need , please let me know. I will post.

If you make that, please upload to Instractable!

ibenkos (author)2016-03-06

Nice project! This is probobly the only crane game in the world that you actualy can win something.

mechanoboyu (author)ibenkos2016-03-06

Thank you for your comment.

I'm glad to hear you say that.:-D

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-03-06

Awesome! I love crane games.

Thank you!! I love crane game, too!

About This Instructable




Bio: I studing Engineering Design study by myself. I like DIY!
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