Introduction to the claw machine

claw crane machine

It is a game device for testing patience and observation. It is also one kind of arcade games. People only need to put in a few coins to enjoy claw machine. Of course, if lucky enough, people get prizes from them.


a. There is a 2m*1m cabinet. The cabinet is divided into two parts. One part is a cabinet made of glass windows. Players can see the prizes through the glass cabinet. The other part is the chassis under the cabinet, which is the background control area of the machine, controlled by specialized technicians.


b. There is a mechanical claw arm for grabbing the prize from the cabinet at the top of the glass cabinet. It’s like the arm of Edward, the movie scissors.


c. Various prizes are right under the mechanical claw arm. There are usually some lovely plush toys.


d. There is a player-controlled panel outside the glass cabinet, which consists of a joystick, a button and a timer, beside which there is a coin acceptor. The joystick is used to control the direction of the drop of the mechanical arm. The button is used to send the instructions for grabbing to the mechanical claw arm. The timer is used to prompt the players to complete the grabbing instructions within the specified time. Usually, it is about 1 to 3 minutes. If the players cannot grab the prize out within the specified time, it is considered as a waiver. The coin acceptor is used for putting coins or game coins. When putting coins successfully, the players can start the claw machine.


e. Finally, the glass cabinet is connected with a big door outside. When successfully grabbing the prizes, the prizes will spit out through the door.


The above is just a brief overview. I believe that most people are familiar with them. But if want to purchase the claw machine, it’s not enough to know so much. Let’s know about and explore them deeply.