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.

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.
You should get one of those recordable cards. Put in a false top with mints and say "Get away from my Altoids,"
good job<br />
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...

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