I wasn't too thrilled about how the case came out but I was happy with the mechanism part. Many of the LEGO coin sorters I've seen require the whole unit to be tilted which I think looks weird so I wanted to make my coin sorter with a sloped ramp with the rest level.
I wanted to enclose the mechanism to create a bit of mystery and get people thinking about how the machine might work. I also liked the idea of being able to see the coins drop so I added a couple of extra layers to make the machine taller.
This machine is made to work with US coins but could probably be very easily modified to work with other coins.
The end of the video shows how to make the mechanism, the only important component of this project. Follow the pictures to build the mechanism and leave it open as demonstrated at the end of the video. If you want to get fancy, the other option is to build the mechanism and add your own enclosure around it as I did with the black pieces.
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