Hey, guys! And Girls. The holiday season is all about giving, right? Well, how about giving a gift you can enjoy, too. This instructable will show you how to make a rumbling box to give people a jump. And when there curiosity isn't satisfied, they look in and a camera takes a picture of them. How fun is that? Please Comment! Ok, here's what you'll need:
Shown: a small box, hot glue gun, brad fasteners, thin foam, some popscicle-type sticks, a standard 1.5 volt motor, 16 wires, aluminum foil, a half of an eraser, a double AA battery, and the camera part of a disposable camera.
Not shown: tape, electrical tape, scissors, and wrapping paper.
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Step 1: Step 1
This is fairly easy. Just insert 2 brad fasteners on each side of your box. You should have 8 total.
Step 2: Step 2
Strip the ends of 8 wires, and twist them together into 2 groups of 4. A couple of mine have matal tab ends.
Step 3: Step 3
Stick the top left corner of your eraser at about a 75 degree angle on the shaft of the motor.
Step 4: Step 4
Here's where it starts getting tricky. Hot glue (or solder if you have one) the wires on the metal nubs of the motor. (see pic.). EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Make sure there is enough wire to wrap around the little nub, otherwise, the wire WILL NOT make contact.
Step 5: Step 5
Take your popscicle sticks (mine aren't) and cut them down to size to fit comfortably in the box. (see pic.)
Step 6: Step 6
Using LOTS of hot glue I secured the motor inside on the two "popscicle" sticks and used the ends I cut off to further stabalize it.