We have all seen a movie or TV show where someone opens a treasure chest or brief case and the gold or diamonds inside are so shiny that the container is glowing as soon as it is opened. I thought that this would make a great effect for Christmas presents. So in this project, I am going to show you how to make a glowing treasure chest.
Here is the basic design. A switch is mounted to the side of a wooden box with metal brackets (because I didn't want to mess up the felt lining). This switch is then wired to a set of lights that will turn on when the box is opened. You can also add sound effects if you want.
Step 1: Materials
Wooden Chest (or other box)
Normally Closed Momentary Switch
Thin Sheet Metal
Battery Powered Lights
A Small Piece of Card Stock
Sound Record/Playback Module (optional)
Needle Nose Pliers
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks