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MAKE Project Tin button box

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In one episode of the Make: television show I do an Input >> Arduino >> Output demonstration to explain how the microcontroller reads a button press and plays a light pattern on some LEDs. To keep things clear visually, I mounted the buttons in one MAKE Project Tin, the Arduino in the middle, and the LEDs in another tin. I also used one of these tiny breadboards to wire it up (I ran out of time to solder anything). All hail the humble Altoid tin!

14 thoughts on “MAKE Project Tin button box

  1. OK, as on of winners of the Tin Million Uses contest that was put on years ago, it’s nice to see clean tins! I’ve been thinking of a lot of projects using tins, but haven’t even started any physical work on them. One of these days…

  2. OK, as on of winners of the Tin Million Uses contest that was put on years ago, it’s nice to see clean tins! I’ve been thinking of a lot of projects using tins, but haven’t even started any physical work on them. One of these days…

  3. You made those Pintoid cameras, right? Your photographs are amazing, maybe you should ask for a MAKE tin for a stocking stuffer!

  4. Hey, something just occurred to me when I saw this:

    I have a couple projects right now that need to go in the mini Altoids tins (“The Tiny Tin”). I’ve been looking all over, and I can’t find them anywhere. I would buy some if you sold tins that size with your slogan on them (or if you just sold the tins with mints in them).

  5. Nope, I made the box that switched audio from speakers to headphones. Also it had a jack for a microphone pass through.

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John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He builds project for Adafruit Industries. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter/IG @johnedgarpark

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