DO WANT: Zelda treasure chest with real sound effects

One of my favorite sounds in all of videogaming? The magical ‘duh-duh-duh-DUUUH!‘ that accompanies the opening of a treasure chest in any Zelda game. It’s as synonymous with Zelda as as the ‘Ding!‘ of a coinbox is with Mario.

A do-it-yourself hero has now captured that chest-opening sound and put it in his very own treasure chest – using MAGIC! Or, you know, a cheap MP3 player. Full instructions on how to make this charming home-made chest can be found on Instructables, and only the following hundreds of items are required to build it:

♦ Two 5.5″ x 10.5″ pieces
♦ One 8″ x 10.5″ base piece
♦ Two 8.5 x 5.5″ pieces
♦ Five 2 7/16″ x 11″ slats
♦ Two 6 sided half a decagon pieces
♦ Wood glue
♦ Black poster board
♦ A cheap MP3 player
♦ Treasure chest opening MP3
♦ Soldering iron
♦ Solder and flux
♦ Some small gauge wire (20 or 22 gauge will work)
♦ SPDT lever switch from radio shack
♦ Small audio amp. I used a cheap ipod speaker amp from the pharmacy.
♦ Enough Black felt to line the inside of the chest, about eight 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets.
♦ 150 black furniture nails
♦ Ruler
♦ Long straight edge
♦ A couple black sharpie markers
♦ Hot glue gun
♦ Super glue
♦ Minwax Red Oak woodstain
♦ Brush to apply stain with
♦ Pliers or wire cutters
♦ A couple of hinges
♦ Furniture clamps
♦ A means to cut your wood

Aaaaaand thank god there’s a video:

See also:Other videogame crafts!

[Instructables, via Geekologie]