How to mint an NFT from The BirdHouse contract
No one likes getting Vogu’d, so this tutorial is a guide on how to successfully mint an NFT directly through The BirdHouse Etherscan contract! …you could actually follow this guide for any contract, but we are specifically writing it for ours.
Step 1: Metamask
Ensure that you are on a desktop computer and using the Metamask browser extension. This tutorial will be for chrome, however, the basic principles can also be applied to firefox or other Web3 compatible browsers/extensions.
Step 2: Navigate to Etherscan
Step 4.5: Ensure sale is happening and hasn’t sold out
The sale starts on 8/12 at 1 PM EST, so make sure it is past that time so your transaction won’t fail.
Once the birds sell out you won’t be able to mint anymore :(, therefore you want to make sure they are in stock before you try minting some! To find how many birds have been minted and how many are left, check out the “total supply function” found in the Read Contract section.
Find the Read Contract section of the contract and click function #16. This will show you have many birds have been minted. If it’s less than 6,000 there are still birds to be minted!
Step 3: Navigate to the Write Contract section of the contract.
Step 4: Connect Metamask wallet
Find the “Connect to Web3” button and follow the instructions to connect your desired Metamask wallet.
Step 5: Find the function you want to execute
On etherscan.io, write functions are numbered by their order in the contract. To mint a bird on TheBirdHouse contract, find function #7.
Step 6: Fill function parameters
Open function #7.
Field 1: Enter the amount of ether you want to send the contract. This is the cost per bird * the number of birds you want. Each bird is 0.06 ether. Therefore if you wanted 1 bird you would send 0.06 ETH, 2 birds you would send 0.12, and so on. Below is a table of all of the necessary amounts so you don’t have to do the math ;)
Field 2: Amount of birds. Enter how many birds you would like to mint.
Step 7: Execute function!!
Click the write button
This should open a Metamask window where you can edit your gas price, and gas limit. Depending on how popular The BirdHouse is you may or may not need to edit these. Once everything looks good, click the confirm button and mint ya birds!