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Mini Vending Machine


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. If there is an interest in this. I will make more. 



  • Will it fit ____ Coin? Coin slot size is 1.05 x 0.08 inchesThe coin slot fits US quarts, but it is slightly oversized to avoid tolerance problems with the US quarter..
  • How big is the vending machine? 9.25 x 10.25 x 7 inches ( W x H x D)
  • Will it fit all Nokia 5110 LCDs? I don't know, but the cut out for the screen is 1.348 x 1.615 inches. 


Parts you will need to build this:

  • x4 Continuous rotation servo motors
  • x20 #6x0.75inch machine screws+nuts (what holds the body together)
  • x16 #6x0.5inch machine screws for fastening the servo and window panels to the frame
  • x4 16mm diameter pushbuttons
  • Nokia 5110 LCD (optional) + hardware to mount it
  • Arduino compatible or similar micro controller (requires 4 PWM pins)
  • LED strip lights (optional)
  • Sacrifical wire hangers
  • misc wires
  • misc electronic stuff

Purchase a Kit

Two options are available:

  • Shell Kit w/ (qty20) #6-32 x 3/4inch nuts and bolts). The very miniumum hardware to hold the shell together.
  • Shell Kit w/ aforementioned hardware and a Nokia 5110 LCD


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. 

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