Another winter project that I am working on. The new machine will be called The Gold Mine. Been doing bits on this over the last couple of months. Even though it's made out of bits of cardboard and plastic I have found it to be a really great game. The aim of the game is to roll the penny down and get it into one of the three slots. The coin hits a micro switch. This triggers off a solenoid which will give you one old penny which we hope to have gold plated. If they don't want to keep the coin we will exchange it for ten old pennies. The playfield is on pins so if the penny does not reach the target the playfield tips and goes into the cash box.
I hope to have the machine looking like an old gold mine, with a rock face. I may try and get some movement inside. I have already made a mould for the interior. The electrics will be run on 12 volt. There will be a bit of movement on the roll down chute so the player can decide where to send the coin down. The coin hopper will be attached to the door. Let's hope we have a mild winter so I can get on with it.