My very first proof-of-concept for the claw machine ran on servos. The current claw machine uses stepper motors and for the longest time I wanted to use these leftover servo motors in a project. A vending machine seemed like a good idea to match the mini arcades...
Honestly I was just messing around with this project, as usual I got carried away/serious about it.
I revisied this design, the changes improvements are:
Shell Kit w/ Basic Nuts/Bolts (The very miniumum hardware to hold the shell together.)
Nov 2016 update: The internet has taken a liking to this kit so I made some changes: The wood you will receive is birch underlaminate. Outside faces are cut on the 'good' side. Four, circular cut discs are also included. I also made some aesthetic changes to the front facing panel- the top and bottom now have a clean straight cut. CAD model below represents what you are purchasing.