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They already do anyway, might as well automate the process...
That's a great idea! I was thinking (but forgot to mention in the 'structable) that a larger tin would probably do really well with one of those hinged flip-back stands (like some smaller picture frames have) so it could sit on a shelf or desk in a more presentable manner. That would work really well with a tilt switch -- if you picked it up to play with it, it would, presumably, be more vertical.I'm actually really surprised there aren't a ton of mint tin automata out there -- the tins always seemed like a perfect setting -- especially with all of the really adorable dioramas people do put into them, but I never found any. Maybe the idea will take off now. I'd love to see what folks might come up with.
I do have a video, but I felt stupid signing up for youtube to host *1* seven-second clip, so I could embed it here. I did, however, end up making a shorter GIF so I could put the final image up on DeviantArt, so I'll embed it in this comment. This page seems to have some code to stop GIFs from auto-playing, which may not be playing nice with your browser, so here's a link to the DeviantArt page, where it auto-plays:https://www.deviantart.com/pixelinabitmap/art/Automaton-Pendant-822323655
Mini Mint Tin Automaton Pendant/BroochView Instructable »
Folding Fixie (without welding)