From the founding father of the Coin Pusher 365:
I'm Casper, the founder of Arcadro and creator of the Coin Pusher 365. Ever since I was a kid I loved going to arcade halls and the carnival. I have spend many hours playing pinball machines, videogames and Coin Pusher machines.
Casper (right), Founding Father of Arcadro. Henok (left), Co-Founder of Arcadro.
…so how did I go from being a player to producer of Coin Pushers? Let's go back in history a few years.
It's the beginning of 2020. Almost the entire world went in a lockdown because of the pandemic. I worked from home, homeschooled my children and, just like everyone else, missed out on a lot of fun outdoor activities.
THE TEAM: from left to right Casper, Henok, Julia, Thomas and Nina
I really missed going on trips with the family, enjoying time with friends and playing the coin-operated games. You can guess which game I missed most...
So I decided to build my own! A DIY project was born.
The First Sketches!
I started sketching and looking for components... But building one myself turned out to be harder than expected. It was also clear that buying one wasn't an alternative either. Coin pusher machines are huge, super heavy and even used ones are very expensive.
I decided to change the plan and partner up. Together with a professional arcade game machine manufacturer I created a custom tabletop model, designed to play at home. The first complete prototype was finished in September 2020 and more prototypes would follow. A year later, in september 2021, the first batch of 150 units were ready to be sold.
4 different prototypes from the last 2 years
We launched our own coin pusher website and the units were sold out in a flash! It were intense weeks, shipping orders and waiting for feedback. But it was all worth it. Customers loved it!
We have been gathering customer feedback and improving the model ever since. We have now developed the perfect tabletop Coin Pusher machine for you to enjoy at home.
More recently we decided to crowdfund this project on Kickstarter where we reached our funding goal in just 22 minutes! Kickstarter even awarded us the 'Project We Love' badge. We've sold hundreds of Coin Pushers across Europe and the USA and we're currently investigating if we can ship worldwide. We hope to spread the arcade fun into homes across the globe!
Casper & the Arcadro team