This slot machine is unlike any slot machine you’ve ever encountered and it won't try to cheat you out of your money. It does not require any real money to play. The flashing lights, tempting sounds, and animations; this slot machine is meant to be a fun piece of interactive art.
- Each reel is exactly the same having 7 different symbols. Most slot machines have reels that do not have the same number of symbols ( >11-21 different symbols ) and, more often than not, include empty spaces.
- The cherry bomb will win when it stops on any reel. More credits for two, and all three will trigger the animation.
- Each symbol has an associated animation and accompanying audio which is triggered when all three reels stop on the same symbol.
The cabinet portion of the slot machine is painted wood. The handle is aluminum tubing with a heavy plastic ball attached to the player’s end. The handle functionality works using an interior door handle assembly for a closet door. Three (3) x LED Matrices (8 x 8) resolution make the reels and an 8 digit 7-segment display module for the credits. The red button activates the spin, same as the handle switch, and the reels change for a moment stopping one-by-one. The black button increases the credits. Acrylic sheet plastic is used for the screen and upper display. Sound effects and flashing lights have been incorporated into the project and programmed to enhance the experience. Power to the Arduino Nano expansion board directly can be either USB or the standard 9-12v DC adapter.