Maker Brian Dolan and a friend engaged in a friendly contest: Who could make the coolest thing out of a Trader Joe’s green tea mint tin? Brian wanted to do something with electronics, possibly an Arduino. Here’s what he came up with:mint_tin

After a night of brainstorming, and then another week or so of indecision, I settled on making a Guitar-Hero-like rhythm game, involving a single sensor, an LCD screen, and a small speaker for playing some cheesy music. I play drums, and I was kind of thinking of the whole mint tin as a drum, with the plastic screen acting like a drum head.  The other side, made of metal, would host the LCD screen and speaker, facing the “player.”

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Check out the full project here to see what he came up with.