Who thinks a cool challenge would be a DIY claw machine?
I have always wanted to make one.
The original inventor of the useless box is in Chicago!
This is an interesting quora post on how these cranes work. I learned yesterday that my childhood frustrations that the stuffed animals fall out of the claws were not due to my skill level they were due to the fact that the tension on the claw is adjusted during gameplay kind of like the randomness of a slot machine!
Yes, remember: The House Always Wins!
I think either one would be fun to build but I'm still waiting for my x-carve to show up. So hopefully this challenge will be a little bit down the road.
I would love to see some plans for something like that. My wife loves skee-ball.
I think it should be a live lobster picker for seafood restaurants. Customer selects lobster with a laser pointer, the machine picks it up and drops it into boiling water. Murica!
Well as for a skee ball computer I would probably use an arduino.
The clever folks at i3 Detroit made a DIY skee-ball. I played it while I was in town for Maker Faire Detroit. It was awesome.
Hey guys. I designed this super cool skee ball game. Let me know how many you want to order.
Ummmm....how big is that?
Well Mr. Kaplan, this product is scalable to meet the needs of the customer.
Those square blocks might be hard to roll into the triangle holes.
Sorry we got distracted. How do people feel about the DIY claw game? It would require you to learn about gears and such.
Yea this was one of the "advanced" challenges. We have a handful of more approachable challenges with the levels like the Fidget Spinner Challenge and the Mosaic Tile wall that are coming up.
The claw has chosen...
WARNING: Explicit language
@RobertCanning for the "Advanced" ones we are going to have to jack up the rewards to make it worth your while.
I mean a DIY Claw machine would take some work.
The young lady can't get her point across without the F word, apparently.