The Maker Show: Episode 10 - Adding a Coin Acceptor to Your Arduino Project

Have you ever wanted to make your own coin-operated arcade game cabinet, jukebox, or claw machine? In this episode of the Maker Show, Rachel Weil walks through how to wire up and write code for an Arduino and a programmable coin acceptor.

[00:40] Review of materials needed
[02:42] Setting up the coin acceptor
[04:02] Interrupts explained
[04:51] Wiring the coin acceptor to Arduino
[05:41] Writing the code
[10:55] Testing the code

The code in this video has been made available at http://www.github.com/hxlnt/arduino-coin-acceptor/. (Note that for simplicity, the code sample uses a standard LED rather than the RGB LED shown in the video.)

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