30 Note Music Box

This 30 note music box can be the basis for a variety of engineering technology projects. 3D and 2D files are available below. There is also a 15 note box that is less expensive.

  • Reverse engineer the box design (more photos)
  • Design processes and tooling for individual components
  • Design a housing for the movement. Be sure to include accommodations for paper feed, hand crank, and sound resonance.
  • Design a motor drive for the feed mechanism
  • Write a computer program to develop paper tapes from various sources
  • Design a punch mechanism for making tapes
This is an approximated installation model.

The original detail drawing from the Amazon.com listing: