Overview

If you know someone who loves electronics, this is an awesome gift box for them! In this guide, you will make a homemade box that plays music and lights up when it is shaken. Here is what you will need:

Adafruit GEMMA M0 - Miniature wearable electronic platform

PRODUCT ID: 3501
The Adafruit Gemma M0 is a super small microcontroller board, with just enough built-in to create many simple projects. It may look small and cute: round, about the...
$9.95
OUT OF STOCK

Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 100mAh

PRODUCT ID: 1570
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$5.95
IN STOCK

Piezo Buzzer

PRODUCT ID: 160
Piezo buzzers are used for making beeps, tones and alerts. This one is petite but loud! Drive it with 3-30V peak-to-peak square wave. To use, connect one pin to ground (either one) and...
$1.50
IN STOCK

Medium Vibration Sensor Switch

PRODUCT ID: 2384
The "poor man's" accelerometer/motion sensor! These spring-vibration switches are medium sensitivity non-directional vibration induced trigger switches. Inside is...
$0.95
IN STOCK

Through-Hole Resistors - 10K ohm 5% 1/4W - Pack of 25

PRODUCT ID: 2784
ΩMG! You're not going to be able to resist these handy resistor packs! Well, axially, they do all of the resisting for you! This is a 25 Pack of...
$0.75
IN STOCK

Through-Hole Resistors - 220 ohm 5% 1/4W - Pack of 25

PRODUCT ID: 2780
ΩMG! You're not going to be able to resist these handy resistor packs! Well, axially, they do all of the resisting for you! This is a 25 Pack of 220Ω...
$0.75
IN STOCK
1 x Wire!
About a yard or two of wire
3 x Multi-Colored LEDs
Some LEDs for the blinky tree.
1 x Cardboard
A fairly sized piece of cardboard for making a box out of.
1 x Paint
Paint for the box. Can be any color. (Optional)
1 x Solder
Some solder for the components.
1 x Soldering Iron
For soldering the components
1 x Hot Glue Gun
Use to glue the box together + glue things to the box!
This guide was first published on Dec 22, 2017. It was last updated on Dec 22, 2017. This page (Overview) was last updated on Dec 23, 2017.