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How can I make a box that when opened plays a short sound? Answered

I'm trying to make a treasure chest that when opened plays the Legend of Zelda treasure sound.  The only idea I have of how to go about this is to use the sort of sound devices found in musical greeting cards.  Is there an easy way to do this?

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steveastrouk (author)2009-12-03

Only problem I see with that is reeds are usually normally open, so with the lid shut the circuit is on, not off ? 

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2009-12-03

You can get normally closed reeds also.

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steveastrouk (author)Re-design2009-12-03

From Radio Shack ? Still ? 

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Not the Radio Shack by my house, but I live in the cultural armpit of the continental US. YMMV.

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I live in the arse-end of England, so we're fairly close really.

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Re-design (author)2009-12-03

RAdio shack has a "record your sound/voice etc" device for about $15.  You could get that and hook it up to a proximity switch (Reed Switch) like from a burglar alarm with a magnet on the lid so that when the lid opens up the magnet is pulled away and the reed switch closes the circuit playing your ditty.

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seandogue (author)Re-design2009-12-03

GDIGDIGDIGDIGDI  and I thought I was gonna be the one to beat RavingMadStudio to the punch...

"proximity switch (Reed Switch)"

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For the record, I am not obsessed with reed switches. I can quit anytime I want. I can....

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Oh sure, sure.......just look at this

RavingMadStudios


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Ahhhhh!!!!! Curse you, Red Baron!

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seandogue (author)2009-12-03

spdt microswitch can be used to perform same function as the reed switch if you'd rather use an electromechanical switch.

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