Psst, want to learn how to win at claw machines? If there's one guy that can teach you, it'll be claw machine master Chen Zhitong of Xiamen, China. Last year, he won over 15,000 stuffed animals from those infernal claw crane game machines!
From Great Big Story:
There are two types of claw machines. With one, you can win with your skills. The other kind is programmed. No matter how good your skill is, you are not going to win ...
There are several key parameters to winning.
First is the claw's holding capacity. It needs to be tight enough.
Second is the angle of claw rotation.
Third is the layout of toys.
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H/t Oddity Central