Make Your Own Music Box Kit

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1. With this music box movement, you can create the music box you always wanted, suitable for music box DIY.
2. Make holes in the provided paper tape to create your music rhythm and play any song you want.
3. The blank paper tapes are used for creating music, you can also make new tapes with thick paper, which is more convenient to use.
4. Write your notes on a tape and use a hole puncher to make holes. Put the punched paper tape into the movement of the music box and stir it to make a sound.
5. The music box is operated by hand crank as the music tape is feed through the music box movement. Includes 3pcs blank tapes and a hole puncher to write your music in minutes.



Condition: 100% Brand New
Item Type: 15 Note Music Box Movement
Material: Zinc Alloy, Metal, Paper
Weight: Approx. 182g / 6.4oz

1. Use hole puncher to punch holes on paper tape to write music, and then inset the tape end with arrow marks into the music box movement.
2. Rotate the crank clockwise and you will hear the music a few seconds later.
3. When music is over, keep on rotating crank till paper tape comes out.

Writing Music on Paper Tape:
1. Tape ranges 50 beat or 100 half beat. Horizontal tap is sharper, longitudinal tap is half beat, two full lines is a beat.
2. The movement read notes through rotation of 15-pin shaft and make sound by moving soundboard. Within a circle of shaft rotation, if a sound of a pitch appears more than once (such as 11, two sounds are very close to each other, and on paper tape, 2 holes of C sound are punched on adjacent full line and dotted line), the later sound will be ignored after the 1st sound is read (adjacent 1/4 beat sound of the same pitch will also be ignored). Therefore, in some cheerful rhythm and chords, such as 15351535, the 5 repeats too much and the music might come out as 153153. You can try to recompose chord and rhythm. If there is no better recomposition, you should consider if to write it on tape. It allows 1/4 beat, and just punch hole in between full line and dotted line.
3. In brief, the minimum note interval that movement can identify is half of the interval between full line and dotted line. 15-note movement range is narrow, so consider firstly whether it is possible to write your favorite music on tape. An appropriate recomposition is ok if necessary.


Package List:

1 x 15 Note Music Box Movement
3 x Blank Paper Tapes
1 x Hole Puncher
1 x Screw Accessories Kit



1. Fixed with 2 or 3 screws that are commonly used for toys or gifts with screw holes.
2. Use a proper glue to fix.
3. Size is small, it need to be fixed in an appropriate box or case to amplify the size.

4. You need some musical knowledge to write the music on the tape.