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]