A few weeks back I got a functioning mini version of the popular UFO Catcher game (or Crane Game or Claw Machine). If you haven’t seen any yet, it is a simple arcade game, where after you insert a coin you have a limited time while you can control a claw to get a toy.
The one I got is a very basic one: you have three handles to move the crane on all three dimensions. When you insert a coin, it pushes a button, starting the game. For power it uses three D batteries.
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