Picture of Musical Altoid tin
I've seen projects similar to this but the trigger mechanisms didn't seem too reliable. So this project is how to install a pressure switch to make your Altoids tin musical. If you haven't tried soldering before this project should be a good start. It only has four simple solder joints to make.

Step 1: Everything you need.

Picture of Everything you need.
For this project you will need

Musical greeting card.
Altoid Tin
Soldering Iron
Micro switch (radioshack $1.69)
18 or 20 gauge solid core wire
Spool of Solder
Wire cutters


Solder station with helping hands.
tom tom4 years ago
You should get one of those recordable cards. Put in a false top with mints and say "Get away from my Altoids,"
TSC5 years ago
good job
girrrrrrr28 years ago
the chocolate covered ones are the best kind so far...good job on teh instructable...first to post!!!
your not first. pwnzrd!
liik at the time links on the page... i was about 2 months ahead of him... so yeah.
i reuse my altoids tins for other projects.......I have the same, yours looks good mine looks like its been, lit on fire, ( i carry heavy things sometimes in it) dropped a few dozen times, blown up, drilled, and cut way too many times...