From Coin Slot to Coin Segregation to Coin Dispensing, Help?

Hey Guys... don't know if I posted with the right category, so i'm open to corrections. ... Need advice in the process from Coin Slot to Coin Segregation to Coin Dispensing, especially Coin Segregation and Coin Dispensing. ... From insertion of coin, Coin Segregation will take place, which will then put individual coins to separate casings. ... and from there Coin Dispensing should be available for each casing. The logic for dispensing would be "1 click to 1 coin dispensed" . ... already have an idea on separating each coin from one another upon insertion in coin slot and then to coin casings. ... the problem would be is on the Coin Dispensing, need help and ideas. Thanks if replied/answered.

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Make your own slot machine - advice from a real Maker

I was looking for something else, and found this site by local (he lives about twenty minutes from me) Maker Extraordinaire, Tim Hunkin. He has a main site, as well: .Tim is best know in the UK for an old TV series "The Secret Life of..." (In which I once saw him record his own voice on stickytape), a similarly-themed exhibition he did in the Science Museum in London, and for his newspaper cartoons called The Rudiments of Wisdom.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Please help us with our thesis. its about coin slot machine that has a prining function.

We're desperately in need of your help. please help us build this thing. we need o develop a system that reads a worth 50pesos money. so, the user needs to insert 5 coins in the slot machine. if the slot machine reads and count coins exactly, the function is to print the document. i dont have any idea how to implement this project. we are using vb6.0 and vb2003 for its language. please help us. we beggggggggg you all. we need to pass this 2 months from now. please... here's our e-mail address :

Topic by darkblood99 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

do we have a coin slot that can accept many denominations?

We need to have a coin slot that can accept many denominations and what programmable pic is used in vending or mame machines?

Question by viennie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Coin Slot to Arduino... Need Help. What to do?

Hey guys, been doing one of the project in instructables w/c is this Interfacing a Coin Slot to a Arduino. Read and done the instructions provided in the project. But there seems to be a problem bec. i can't seem to get the desired output. I have a Coin Slot w/c was already set to 3 different types of coins (P1, P5.00, P10.00)(Philippine Coins) Set it up according to the instructions of the project, "COIN" white wire connected to pin2 (interrupt pin 0) of the arduino, common ground connection of the arduino and the coin slot (12V), and for an easy way to see the output i put up 3 LEDs on pin8, pin9, and pin10. This is the code i used, (modified)(original comments still there) -- const int coinInt = 0; //Attach coinInt to Interrupt Pin 0 (Digital Pin 2). Pin 3 = Interrpt Pin 1. volatile float coinsValue = 0.00; //Set the coinsValue to a Volatile float //Volatile as this variable changes any time the Interrupt is triggered int coinsChange = 0; int OneLed = 8; int FiveLed = 9; int TenLed = 10; //A Coin has been inserted flag void setup() {   pinMode(OneLed, OUTPUT);   pinMode(FiveLed, OUTPUT);   pinMode(TenLed, OUTPUT);   Serial.begin(9600);                 //Start Serial Communication      attachInterrupt(coinInt, coinInserted, RISING);   //If coinInt goes HIGH (a Pulse), call the coinInserted function //An attachInterrupt will always trigger, even if your using delays } void coinInserted()    //The function that is called every time it recieves a pulse {   coinsValue = coinsValue + 1;  //As we set the Pulse to represent 5p or 5c we add this to the coinsValue   coinsChange = 1;                           //Flag that there has been a coin inserted } void loop() {   if(coinsChange == 1)          //Check if a coin has been Inserted   {    if (coinsValue == 1)     {        digitalWrite(OneLed, HIGH);        delay(1000);        digitalWrite(OneLed, LOW);     }     else if (coinsValue == 5)     {        digitalWrite(FiveLed, HIGH);        delay(1000);        digitalWrite(FiveLed, LOW);     }     else if (coinsValue == 10)     {        digitalWrite(TenLed, HIGH);        delay(1000);        digitalWrite(TenLed, LOW);     } //Print the Value of coins inserted   coinsChange = 0;   } } -- Rather than using microsoft express, i wanted to use simple LEDs on pin8, pin9, and pin10 to indicate if the program read the input correctly. after doing the wiring, and coding in the arduino, i tested to see if it would work. NONE of the LEDs light up after inserting coins on the coinslot. Need Help! :X

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

knex coin pusher

This is my knex coin pusher. before you start begging for instructions i dont know if i will post but if to many people struggle to build one i might post instructions, because im not posting instructions i have taken extra+ photos of the mechinism and how it works. i had to use white connectors because i didnt have enough coins, if you do this the connectors wont fit down the slots so you have to just place them. i would make a video but the batteries in the moter died. it has a secret gutter on the side that real coin pushers have and the monney goes to the owner of the machine, if you dont want this you can push the orange connectors on the right down and it blocks it out. this one is bassed on bezempje95 link to his one he has more infomation on his in the link in the description.(if you havent looked at his you need to because its so awesome). if you cant build it from the pictures put a comment saying: "POST +1" with the capitals and if it gets over 15 before christmas i might post it.

Topic by slithien 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Coin sorter, how to get a coin to trigger a sensor (buttons)? Answered

Hey people! So I am making a project, it count's coins via arduino. So I need a way the coin can touch a button or some sort so it can trigger a the code in the arduino. See, the arduino has 4 buttons each one is a value to a coin, in the real world (physical project) there is a coin which falls from a sort o slot. It falls straight. The question here is, how to trigger a type of switch, button, tab with only the force of the coin. Any ideas for buttons or tabs or switches or metal contacts please, thank you. Some kind of easy input sensor (maybe light sensor?) It has to be cheap and it has to be small.

Question by TobaTobias 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Coin Segregation Designs - Can anyone Help?

Hey Guys... Need your advise on this. from coin slot to coin segregation, so what do you think? - I plan on using ARDUINO UNO - Mainly i have thought of 2 Designs on how to do the separation of coins when it comes out of the coin slot. I have included images so you can see the my ideas. - for the 1st one (three shutters in alignment with the path of the coin), when a specific coin is detected the corresponding shutter will open. - for the 2nd one (using One Motor), when a specific coin is detected it rotates to a specific and programmed angle. - p.s. it would be most efficient if anyone can suggest how can i make the shutters in the first design reverse rotate to set it back into position. - What do you think is more Economical, Efficient, and above all much easier to do of the two? - Need your suggestions/advise/comments/recommendations on this. What do you recommend on the 2 designs? - if so, what motors can i use?

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Petty Coin Bank Design - Coin Dispenser. What should i use?

Hey Guys, need your advise on this... Going straight ahead to the point, What can you suggest i can use for the movement of the Plate in the Coin Dispenser Design in the image? I need a component that does a push-pull action based on the design inspired from this video: Need your advise. :)

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

how to make a one armed bandit / slot machine?

Hi, does anyone know a good instructable on how to build a mechanical one armed bandit /slot machine? it can be very simple, in fact it doesn´t even need to have a slot to put coins in, what i need is to build an automata that has a handle to turn three wheels and stops the spinning at different points. thanks in advance!

Topic by one armed bandit 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

PETTY COIN BANK- initial stage. Can anyone help?

Hey Guys... need some advise and help on the initial idea and components of this project. PETTY COIN BANK: PURPOSE: - To electronically segregate coins, display the total number of coins per each case and the total monetary amount inside, with dispensing and security capability. FUNCTION: - Individual coins inserted in the coin slot will be segregated to go to the corresponding individual coin cases and each case will count and display the number of coins dropped in them and a general display for the total amount of money inserted in the device. With a security lock, the device is capable of dispensing coins. so What do you think? Some advise on how i can make this possible... I do have some ideas on the segregation and dispensing mechanisms of the project, and how to identify each of the coins from each other when inserted in the coin slot.My concern would be the Displays for the each NUMBER OF COINS that falls per case (3 displays in total), and the TOTAL MONETARY AMOUNT display that counts per inserted coin in the system. Of course when dispensing, the number of coins should be decremented and the TOTAL MONETARY AMOUNT would change as well depending on the coin and number of coins dispensed. And as you might have read from the purpose and function, this project intends to have a security lock for the dispensing mechanism. Anyone can put coins but only someone that knows the code can dispense coins. I plan on putting a keypad for that. but here is the thing... I DON'T KNOW WHAT MICRO-CONTROLLER I SHOULD USE. I plan on using ARDUINO, but what arduino should i use? and if someone can help i'd like a count of the inputs and outputs so i can decide on what to use. Thanks if someone helps on this...

Question by Gedon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

please help me with my old uk phonebox modification

I have a old 1989 payphone bought at auction minus the keys I want to convert the old rotary tone dial to a pulse dial keypad and replace the coin slot to accept new coins and would like to do this without ruining the looks of the phone by having to drill out the locks and trying to find a lock of nearly the same style as they have been superseded by new better locks I purchased the coin slot and keypad from a bt approved company in the midlands but understandably both they and bt will not tell me how I can remove the coins once they are in the box incase I break into new boxes coin vaults even though the locks have changed and phone boxes these days are hardly used except for emergency calls.I am trying to put this phone into an oldie worldie village pub as a gimmick to draw in tourists to a dying pub/restaurant

Topic by msc 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Circuit that emulate a push button

Hello Everyone! I'd like to ask your help in making this circuit. I want to make a simple circuit that emulates a push button switch: When powered on, the circuit will trigger a switch. When powered off, it will trigger the switch again. I'm thinking of using this for my home made coin operated PC. There are various options for the coin operated PCs from shutting off the monitor or keyboard & mouse to software triggered. But I'm thinking of using the stand-by or sleep option of the motherboard. My current setup is a coin slot that is connected to a timer circuit. When coin is inserted the timer is activated and a relay will turn on. I want to put the circuit to this relay output and connected to the pwr button of the PC. Hoping for your assistance,

Topic by cvill 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I'm new please help- IR sensors and programming sounds

Hi,  I'm a product design student , trying to make a charity box, which has six slots on the top, depending on what slot the coin or notes go into it needs to make a different sound. I've attached a picture of my first soft model. Can anyone point me in the right direction of what I need to read/ buy to start making this model work? Thanks a bundle!  Ella

Topic by Agony Aunt Ella 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Battery power and power consumption help!

I have a geocache project and need help with the power supply and power consumptin inside it. The basics of the project: It is a large wooden box. The box has a on/off switch. It also has various various coin slots. Flip the switch, turning it on, to supply power to the solenoid inside. Dropping a coin through the correct slot will trigger a momentary micro switch which activates the solenoid and springs out the drawer of treasures. Take your loot. Close the drawer. Turn off the switch and leave it for the next adventurer. And it works! Yay! Commoonents the question:  The solenoid is a 12v  door latch solenoid. The battery is a 12v 5ah sealed lead acid battery.  The coin micro switch is: My question. This geocache that lives, protected, about 3 blocks from my house. I obviously won't be charging the 12v battery very often. Since this setup only has momentary power draw once in a while. Say once a week. Maaaaaaybe. Does anyone have any alternate power recommendations? I am okay with changing out the batteries once in a while. But I'm hoping for a once every few months. I originally used a new lead acid battery but it seems to have died. Possibly from letting the charge fall to low and then sulfation occured. I'm considering using a 11.1V Lipo Rc battery instead so I can recharge it at various levels of depletion. Thing is I need it to last a worth while amount of time without loosing power but also killling the battery from just sitting there.  Thoughs woukd be GREATLY appreciated.  -McG

Question by McgCache 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Idea: piPod, piPad, piPhone

Okay, so here's the idea.  Inexpensive RaspberryPi computers have lots of horsepower, an SD slot, audio jack, and place to hook a screen...  Why not kludge together your own iPod or even iPad.  Also, slap on one of MIT's cell modules and you've got the iPhone. Sure it might look funky and may even cost more than the real deal, but half the coolness is just to say you did it yourself! (P.S.  Since I just coined the terms piPod, piPhone, and piPad, you've got to send me one if you make it work!  Please?  Pretty please?  Maybe??)

Topic by PS118 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Coca-Cola Bots! Attack!!!

The Coke (aCola) Bots Attack!!Just spotted, a Coke vending machine robot walking around outside of Shibuya Station in Tokyo. Coca-Cola has oversized robot vending machines lumbering around Tokyo pinching the heads of people who prefer a different brand.These robots have been made to the likeness of the 11inch tall desktop toys which feauture the regular as well as the black Coke Zero available in Japan. The toys feature bendy arms and have a little coin slot for saving up your yen and buying more coke.The Images pretty much speak for themselves.

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Gaining free game credits with Jackpot Credit Device?!? (Hack or Smokin Crack?)

I was surfing the web and came across these cheating 'devices.' The claim is that somehow these black boxes manipulate the system into giving additional free credits as you're feeding the machine and/or causing the machine to more likely pay out. I am 99.5% sure this is total BS. Still the chance to play TimeCrisis 3 for hours and hours at a deep discount sounds awesome. ;-)Here is the descriptions on the website: Third and Fourth Items downThis device was developed through years of research on machines and by beta testers. It has potential to jackpot or give credits in gambling machines and fruit machines. When put in a small box and powered by 1 or 2 (9VDC) batteries, it will fit in your pocket or up your sleeve. This unit can be used as a contact induction device (soundless arc system) or EMP induction device via magnetic induction pulses which are also soundless. This device uses in excess of 1000volts so use caution. There are two ways to use this device in either mode: as you are inserting coins, adding credits or adding money to the machine you activate the device and it will cause the credits to jump higher. The other way to use the device is to use it while you are playing and you have great odds of hitting a jackpot or winning. Kit includes all parts to build a complete unit to operate in either mode.The completed kit can be used in two modes: vacuum arc induction or magnetic induction coil mode. The device is so small you will need to coat it with epoxy and electrical tape, as a box would take up too much space. It is powered by one 9v battery, it will fit in your pocket, up your sleeve or in the palm of your hand. This unit is a contact induction device (soundless arc system) or can be converted into an EMP induction device via magnetic induction pulses which are also soundless and generated by connecting a small pinwheel coil to the output probes. This device generates around 500volts so use caution. There are two ways to use this device: as you are inserting coins, adding credits or adding money to the machine, you activate the device and it will cause the credits to jump. The other way to use the device is to activate it while you are playing and you have great odds of hitting a jackpot or winning. Kit includes all parts to build one complete unit, epoxy and tape not included.

Topic by GrumpySteelMan 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Arcade Cabinet Building

Ok, I've looked around everywhere, but nowhere I found gave me enough information, so I'm going to try on the forums. I am planning on making a Custom Arcade Machine, and I need some help. I know that you need MAME and what not, but I'll tell you what I have and what I want it to turn out as. I have: 5-7 old pcs sitting around, all are windows, and they all meet min arcade requirements. 3-4 monitors sitting around a plentiful supply of plywood, scrap metal, and welding tools for the cabinet. internet As for the cabinet, I want to be able to play most arcade games, and this is my hopeful specs. Upright cabinet every button you can imagine, my plan is for the front of the table having a joystick and 6-8 buttons on each side with a trackball in between them, when a game is selected that needs a steering wheel, a servo moves a mechanism out of the way to allow you to pull up a yoke, with more servos to lock it in certain ways( like lock the y axis in a racing game, but full movement in a flight game), and lastly have some pedals at the bottom. so I am basically going for an ultimate cabinet, and possibly ebay some to cover my costs. I also have some experience in computers and electronics almost forgot, I also plan to put in a coin slot, in case others want that, and to keep my brothers from being on it all day. :D

Topic by Flame3230 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

(newsletter) Magic Mirror, Duct Tape Batman Mask, Necronomicon...

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Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago