I salvage electronics for parts and projects and I like clear proto boxes to put my projects into, that way I can show off my work. I can never find proto boxes in the store when I want one, let alone clear proto boxes that let me see the internal components until one day I spotted some candy in the store.

I can just imagine how conductive paint would improve a project like this, my latest creation is a signal generator, and instead of running wires I could paint the wires on the plastic.

This project is a green project because of the salvaged circuits and the reuse of candy boxes.

Step 1: The Candy Boxes

These candy boxes from Ferrero Rocher are designed to show off the candy and they make great proto boxes coming in a variety of sizes just the right dimensions for small circuits and other components. The best part they cost less than a proto box and you get a treat.

My wife thinks I am a romantic giving her chocolates all the time, now she knows I want the boxes but she still likes getting the Bon Bon’s. I open one of these boxes of Bon Bon’s and before I can say Bon Bon’s their gone between my wife and sons, I am lucky to get one.
One more name...here in Spain is -malla de acero
<p>and one more -tela metalica- </p>
<p>could you make an instructable for the signal generator</p>
<p>Not right now cant up load picks.</p><p>Mu wife got the kit from Canada Kit:</p><p><a href="https://www.canakit.com/customer/account/login/" rel="nofollow">https://www.canakit.com/customer/account/login/</a></p><p>Joe </p>
Yeeah dude ! I do exactly the same !
You also have a proper Sweet Tooth in addition<br> To a green_screen electronics thumb combined<br> with those very dexterous hands <strong><em>;-)</em></strong>
just a little one
Would we recognize each other if our paths crossed in a sweets shop ?
You would have a better chance of recognizing me I am visually Impaired.
I do this all the time. <br> <br>Isn&rsquo;t that wicked EH? <br> <br>Proto boxes are a pain to find let alone transparent ones don&rsquo;t exist. <br> <br>The candy box filled with candy is half the price of a proto box and you get a sweet treat to boot. <br> <br>I like to show off what I do and they are perfect for showing off your electronics and protecting them at the same time. <br> <br>The only thing is they are very EMP susceptible. <br>
Maybe you could protect the circuits from EMP using <a href="https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=metal+desplegado&safe=images&client=firefox-a&hs=xiL&rls=org.mozilla:es-ES:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-CmWUeTQBsPO0gGmkYHgBg&ved=0CEgQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=650" rel="nofollow">metal desplegado</a>. There are some of them very nice.<br> <br> By the way, you can help me telling what is the English name of that &quot;metal desplegado&quot;. Google translates it as &quot;expanded metal&quot;, but I do not trust.<br> <br> All translators lack of technical translations: tools, procedures, materials, etc, are often very difficult to find.&nbsp;
Metal desplegado is Steel mesh.<br> <br> It makes a great faraday cage.<br> <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage</a><br> <br> <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Children_in_a_Faraday_Cage_getting_zapped_by_Tesla_Coils.JPG" rel="nofollow">http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Children_in_a_Faraday_Cage_getting_zapped_by_Tesla_Coils.JPG</a>
Thanks, Josehf.<br>
Good idea, Josehf.
Sometimes this sight just acts bad.

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