Crane Game Revival ! With Arduino.





Introduction: 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

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

Step 2: Feature

My machine has five functions.

Step 3: Contorol System

Step 4: Game Procedure

Step 5: Circuit Diagram

Step 6: 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

Step 9: 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.. :-)



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    Which program are you using to view the crane in?

    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.;-)

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

    Thank you for your reply.

    I understand!!

    The program that I'm using is SOLIDWORKS.

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

    Kyōyū suru tame no okage de!

    Please excuse my Japanese!

    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!

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

    Thank you for your comment.

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

    Thank you!! I love crane game, too!