Musical [Blinky] Candy Tin

Since it’s the holidays and pine trees are being cut down and installed in living rooms all around the world, [Jarv] though it would be a good idea to make a musical Christmas ornament. He needed to keep some of his geek cred, so [Jarv] decided to build a musical [Blinky] ghost from Pacman.

A few weeks ago, [Jarv] sent in his musical greeting card that uses a minimal amount of parts to play a short 8-bit tune. His project was based around an ATtiny85 and sounded pretty good. For his [Blinky] ornament, [Jarv] used a similar circuit along with some old-school Pacman songs that sound great.

[Jarv] found a [Blinky] candy tin and after dispensing with all that pressed sugar began work on his build. In keeping with his greeting card, everything is very minimal. Just a speaker, ATtiny85, and button make up the build. Pressing the button cycles through three songs from Ms. Pacman. The result sounds uncannily like a vintage arcade game, so be sure to check out the video after the break.

8 thoughts on “Musical [Blinky] Candy Tin

  1. I had those ghost tins on my wish list for SOME kind of attiny project, and then I get one of the tins for xmas. neat-o. I’m impressed with the audio quality given the limits of an 85.

    One comment on the speaker mesh:
    ALWAYS put a sacrificial block of wood behind the surface you are drilling. Be it wood or metal.

    A sacrificial block of wood avoids the volcano-like spires from the drill bit punching through the metal. Even when you are drillin wood, it avoids shattering/splinters.

Leave a Reply to Roger Cancel reply

Please be kind and respectful to help make the comments section excellent. (Comment Policy)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.