“Interested in making a useless box? Building this project was a really fun experience for me. Having very little prior knowledge about circuits, making this simple gadget was a great introduction to circuits for me. And, it’s really fun to play with once completed!
This project is meant for beginners with little or no experience making circuits, and using an Arduino. I built this project for my Principles of Engineering class taught by Ms. Berbawy. This project was inspired by the Arduino Most Useless Machine Ever Project by rsucgang.
10k Ohm resistor
Small toggle switch
4 hinges and 16 screws (such as those for a jewelry box)
1/4” wooden boards for laser cutting*
*If you do not have access to a laser cutter, buying a wooden jewelry box from a store to use as the case works fine
Soldering iron and solder
Drill and different bits
Arduino connection cable
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Adobe Illustrator/SVG editing software
*if using a premade jewelry box, you will need a saw”