Maker Tin Ideas

Hello everyone,

You may or may not have seen my latest instructable and entry into the Pocket-sized contest.
>>> Maker Tin <<<

Well even after i had crammed all those tools into the tin, there was still space left !!

So i thought i would turn to the community for help filling that space !

Thanks to..
...for the great suggestions.

I have already awarded the our patches and i need to save them for other contests so i cant give out any more :( sorry. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas !!

Currently the Maker Kit contains :
  • Mini Craft Knife
  • Superglue
  • Pencil
  • Notepad
  • Matches and striker
  • Sewing Kit
  • Metal File
  • Button Cell battery
  • Red,Yellow,Green,Blue LED's
  • Resistors
  • Wire
  • Shrink Tubing
  • 2x Crocodile clips
  • Sandpaper
  • Duct Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Mini Scissors
  • Magnet (Gmjhowe)
  • Screw/Nail holder
  • Saw (Tobz1122)
  • 2x Zip ties (Yokozuna)
  • Candle (Kiteman)

So the question is,
What maker tools would you like to see in the kit ??

I look forward to your suggestions !

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A mini flashlight for at night or in case it gets dark, a mini hammer and nails just in case, a raspberry pi zero

Nannerman6 years ago
Mine has rubber bands and a few watch batteries, mini motors, small popsicle sticks, and an LED. I'm getting tired of eating altoids for the tins though........

then just put the altoids in a plastic container.

you could a small screwdriver, a mini tape measure like the ones on a key chain, and you could also add a small led flashlight, and add a small bandage in case you cut yourself. And great job creating such a wonderful idea by the way !!!

Abijah224 years ago
Thanks for sharing this instructable and thanks for the putting of the list of additional suggestions. Great job putting everything together.
Jusferfun6 years ago
I believe someone may have already mentioned putting a hot glue stick in the tin, so I decide to do some some testing to decide if it was practical to use a flame to heat it. I found that using a match you can soften the glue enough so that you can smear the glue on to whatever you want to adhere. As a side note I noticed the glue was often scorched and turned an unsightly "dirty" color, in a fact of keeping your project neat move the flame back and forth quickly.
One could use a metal screen to keep the "flame" off the glue stick but allowing most of the heat upwards; this might eliminate some of the soot too.
yokozuna8 years ago
I haven't read through the comments, so sorry if I repeat any... sandpaper, thimble, magnets, pencil sharpner (blade doubles for other uses), candle stump (wax doubles for other uses), safety pins, tape measure (like the roll-up kind they use for cloth alterations), tacks, zip ties, pie, assortment of brads, small electric motor, springs, fishing line, small current tester (with just the light that flicks on and off).
=SMART= (author)  yokozuna8 years ago
Great ideas, i like the zip ties, candle, pie. Ill add them to the instructable and send you a patch :)
tynow =SMART=6 years ago
good luck with the pie
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