Close encounters of the minty kind

Close encounters of the minty kind

Instructables user AndyGadget made this light and sound toy in an Altoids tin to mimic the activity of the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It uses a PicAxe microcontroller.


Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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