This is an instructable of how to make an 3/4 scale, 1/2 depth Tardis Bookshelf. It is modeled after the 10th Doctors Tardis from the British BBC America and BBC show "Doctor Who". It was a graduation present for my sister and took my parents and me about one month and $550-$650 to build.
The main system lights up about 5 meters of LED light strips and powers a speaker which plays audio. There are lights in the "Police Public Call Box" sign, top light, inside the main box, and inside the small shelves built into the door. The overall size is about 6' tall and 1 3/4' deep.
Here's the list of parts I used:
2 - 2"x6"x 6'
2 - 2"x4"x 6'
2 - 3/4"x 4'x 8' Sheets of plywood (AB or AC (depends on the wood grain you want to see and how much money you have))
1 - 1/2"x 4'x 8' Sheet of plywood (AB or AC (depends on the wood grain you want to see and how much money you have))
8 - 1/2"x 3"x 6' Pieces of lumber (or something that can be made to that size of wood (eg. 1/2 Plywood))
1 lb box of 8x2" Screws
16 gallon wet/dry craftsman shopvac cage float (image later) this was an easy way to make the light on top since we had one laying around from an old shopvac.
Plastic Water Bottle
Acrylic sheets(got custom cut at a shop in Topeka KS)
Black spray paint(must be made for plastics)
BEHR Premium Plus Sapphire Lace Paint in Eggshell (1 Gallon)
Valspar Signature Golden Flame in Semi-Gloss (1 quart)
Clear Gloss Defthane Spray (for protection of PULL TO OPEN sign)
3" c/c Wire Pull (small handle)
Black Pull Handle
2 - Malamine edge ironon 3/4 x 8 White
1 - Malamine 3/4" Sheet 4'x 8'
1 - Door catch (metal hook type)
1 - Magnetic Door Catch
1 can of Spray adhesive
1 can of fixative
6 - Blum 95 Degree Thick Door Clip Top Frameless Inset Hinges
2 - Small hinges
1"x18 gauge Brad nails
A small Metal Bowl or some other rounded object to use as the top of the top light
1 Outlet Box and Outlet
16' Extension Cord (for Power)
2 - MicroSwitches with lever
6 - Terminal connectors (Large flat sockets(depends on switch size (used to hook up the switch without solder)))
A Arduino Uno
A ElecHouse MP3 Shield (Image Later)
A 1 GB SD Card
A 5 Meter roll of cutable LED Strip
2 Adapters (12V 120 - 300 Ma and an arduino compatible Power cord (look At Arduino website)
4 or more 1/2"x2 gauge brass screws (to hold the switches)
Two NPN Transistors (pn2222 or other small one that can handle more than or equal to 12V)
A small BreadBoard 300 or more points of connection or perforated board
20 ft. of telephone wire (stripped into four strands) or 80 ft. 22 gauge wire (approximately)
A pair of old or cheap computer speakers (check Update 1 for details)
A diode rated equal to or greater than 12V 1A. (check Update 2 for details)
A 1000 Ohm Resistor also rated at or greater than 12V 1A. (check Update 2 for details)
###[UPDATE 1 | POSTED 1.21.2016]###
There were no speakers listed in this list but due to some though, I need to include some Info on what you'll need for the audio output. (view step 5 for description of issue being resolved in this edit)
For the audio playback, a set of powered/amplified speakers is needed. Anything cheap like the AmazonBasics AC Powered Computer Speakers (A150), or something as cheep as these Harman Kardon Rev A00 Computer and Laptop Speakers will do. Just remove the speaker's insides and mount them to the holes you make in step 5.
###[UPDATE 2 | POSTED 1.21.2016]###
In the schematic, I also had a diode and a resistor. The diode needs to be able to withstand a minimum of 12V 1A.
The resistor as it states must be a 1000 Ohm or higher resistor that is rated either 12V 1A or higher..