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Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:58 pm
by Craig
After I made my fist donation box (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17969#p104707)
I though why not have a donation box that gives something back. My hope is kids will pour quarters into it.
My brother Alan made the wood barrel and hand craved the “Naval Surface Warfare” logo.
The top is aluminum with copper spacers. The game board and bill tube are stainless. The black parts are powder coated mild steel.
The game is like a Pachinko machine the quarters can land in one of 4 slots that play sounds of the 16 inch, 5 inch & 40mm guns plus a mystery sound the top also has sound activated red LED’s.

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:16 pm
by DXF
Very cool! Thanks for posting.

Dave Hanks

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:34 pm
by acourtjester
That is a labor of love. :D :D

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:38 am
by tnbndr
Sweet, lots of work in that baby!!!

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:38 pm
by Craig
tnbndr wrote:Sweet, lots of work in that baby!!!


Thanks guys, his one took about 9 months and I enjoyed every minute.
Here are the DXF's for this project.

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:26 pm
by Nacs Fab
Amazing!

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:15 pm
by Craig
This is the wall sign explaining the game.

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:07 pm
by MadMetal2000
Craig that is Freaking Awesome your design and craftsmanship is amazing. Must of been nice working with your brother.
Just how does this game work inside? Do you have a video of it working. Albert :D

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:51 pm
by Craig
MadMetal2000 wrote:Craig that is Freaking Awesome your design and craftsmanship is amazing. Must of been nice working with your brother.
Just how does this game work inside? Do you have a video of it working. Albert :D


Thanks Albert & everyone else.
Yes I very much enjoyed working with my Brother, we have a second project we are designing.
I have some pics of the inside and will post and explain how this works when I get it installed.

Re: Battleship Iowa Donation Box Game

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:49 pm
by Craig
Here is a video of how the box works.
https://youtu.be/OQ69b9-zv-M

EBox1.jpg

I used a “Vernier Photogate” to detect the coin fall. It works like the safety at the bottom of most automatic garage doors.
http://www.vernier.com/products/sensors ... t#section4

EBox2.jpg

The “Photogate” plugs into a “Vernier Shield” that piggybacks onto an “Arduino UNO” and when a coin breaks the inferred beam the shield pulls the voltage to LOW on one of its output pins. The code I wrote reads this and tells the “Arduino” to pulls one of its output pins to HI.
https://www.vernier.com/engineering/ard ... un-shield/

EBox3.jpg

When the “MP3 trigger” detects a HI voltage on one of its 18 input pins it plays the MP3 file stored on its SD card with the same number as the pin. These products where not designed to work together and is why I used spring clips on the “Arduinos” output pins.
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13720

p2.jpg

Here are the “Photogate’s” inside the game box.

p3.jpg

I had issues with the slope needed to get a coin to slide into the coin box and by getting the coin on edge it fixed that problem.

c2.jpg

The red LED's.

c1.jpg


EBox5.jpg

The electronics box & speaker slide in from the top.