How To: Build Your Own Mechanical Coin-Sorting Machine

June 26, 2019

This is a video (which appears to be partially Wix commercial) of Youtuber The Q demonstrating how to build a mechanical coin sorting machine out of some basic wood, particleboard, plastic, and hardware. The hand-cranked machine can allegedly sort up to 300 coins per minute! Could you also build one to sort U.S. coins? I don't see why not. I mean granted I'm not going to, because I just take all my change to the bank to deposit and wait for them to tell me how they only accept coins already in rolls. And that's when I lay into them with a sob story about how this is all the money I earned from my lemonade stand before I was run out of town by a ruthless soda magnate and I was just trying to save enough to adopt a puppy. "Does that work?" Not yet, but I feel like it gets a little more convincing every time. Like the puppy thing -- that's new. I add the death of a close friend and I'm in.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Luc, who just tosses all his spare change into the fountain and lets it sort them.

  • Brooklyn11218

    What country are those coins from? It's weird to see all the different denominations be the same color.

  • Wooder

    This is somehow satisfying to if only I had coins to sort...

  • GeneralDisorder

    When I got divorced I couldn't open a bank account (had an old account in my name that went into negative and since my ex was a money stealing <ahem> I could never fix that problem). I paid cash for everything (because I had no choice). I ended up with a plethora of coins because of that and I figured "alright, good. I'll just keep all my coins"

  • Bling Nye
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