Project: Arduino needed?

So my son wants to hook up a coin acceptor to his 12v air hockey table.
Anyone know if this is possible? Would I need some kind of Arduino board?
I'm not even sure if this is the right site or forum to be asking for help.

Use the forum Google search function in the upper right of this page to search for the key words of your project. You will probably find many similar previous project discussions and code to get you started.

It depends on your coin mechanism...
If it’s self contained with an output when the correct $total has been tendered, you may not need any smarts.

if the mech simply counts coins... you have to do the thinking.

Link us to your bill/coin acceptor.

Yea, mine is only send out pulse configured.
Not sure what the wires label mean.

  1. COIN
  2. Counter

I probably have to use some kind of board. I'll keep searching. Previous search comes up with how to use coin acceptor.

lastchancename:
It depends on your coin mechanism...
If it’s self contained with an output when the correct $total has been tendered, you may not need any smarts.

if the mech simply counts coins... you have to do the thinking.

Link us to your bill/coin acceptor.

Can you attach the datasheet for your acceptor?