Here it is: The final version of my own homemade Claw Machine!

It workes with an arduino which controls the motors. Lots of people already tried out playing with the machine, it was a lot of fun for all of them!

If you are interested in detailed information about the single build-steps, just take a look into the first two instructables V1 and V2.

Step 1: The Cabinet

In 2015, i started building a wooden cabinet for the claw machine.

Step 2: The Electronics

The most difficult and complicated part of the whole project: The electronics. I am working on the perfection of them until today.

The "Brain" of the machine is an arduino MEGA 2560, as it has enough In/Outputs for all the motors etc.

The Programming is very similar to real Claw Machines, even with a rigged mode. Then the claw loses strength when it moved up again.

You can download the zip file containing the current version of the code for the claw machine!

If you want more Information about schematics etc, visit my tutorial on!

Step 3: Accessoires

Of course the machine needs some "Accessoires" like the Keypad and some LED lights.

Step 4: The Gantry Assembly

It is the most important part of the whole machine: The motors and the claw itself!

Step 5: The History of My Claw Machine

A few pictures of the very first version of 2015 until the latest and final version of 2018 of my awesome claw machine.

You can also watch the two Videos with the Gameplays!

Thank you for your interest on my Instructables! Have a nice day!

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