Super Mario Mystery Box Magic Bank

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This is a funky illusion to fool both children and adults. Simply drop your coins in the coin slot and watch them vanish. It is a modified version of the Toysmith illusion bank. But don't worry your money is still there!
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Step 1: Supplies

For this Instructable you will need the following:

A Toysmith illusion bank (I got mine at a Michaels Arts and Crafts Store)
A glue stick
A small philips-head screwdriver
A printer
A block of plastic wood (or regular wood) long enough to make a cube (at least 1.5in by 1.5in by 1.5in) out of the wood (or plastic wood).
A drill
A small drill bit
A pencil

Step 2: Preparing the wood

To start, you will need half of a cube, so what you should is cut your wood into a cube and then cut the cube diagonally in to two triangular pieces. Be sure they are both equal in size. You only need one, so you keep the other as a back up until you finish.

I made mine using a different method. I cut the end of the wood at a 45 degree angle, then I cut a straight line taking the whole slant off and it left me with a triangular piece of wood.

Step 3: Disassembling the box

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Next, you will have to carefully disassemble the Toysmith illusion bank. Be sure not to damage any pieces. Once it is disassembled you should have 2 screws, a cardboard background, a mirror, the box, the lid, and half of whatever was in it (I had half of a smiley face). You won't need the cardboard background or half of whatever was inside (a smiley maybe), so you can throw those out if you would like.

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octochan3 months ago
Now you just have to make it do the classic 'kaching' noise when you put money in!
DOT.4 months ago
Old good trick :D Nice!
iwtbarockstar4 months ago
But why waste your time building a new one if you just bought one to make one?
so that we can build one too ;-)
iwtbarockstar4 months ago
That's cool
mikeasaurus4 months ago
I love these types of coin boxes.
creativity1234 months ago
That looks awesome
M3G4 months ago

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