This is my tutorial for my Altoides calculater,I have to admit it's not the prettiest but it works.

## Step 1: Materials

-Small and cheap calculater
-Altoides tin
-Needle nose pliers
-cordless drill
-screws
-Paint(optional-makes it much easier)

## Step 2: Take Apart Calculater

The title of this step is pretty self explanatory.Make sure to keep the number pad and chip.Make sure not to break of the screen

## Step 3: Marking Your Numbers

Take the number pad from the calculater and place it face down in some paint.Then open your Altoides tin and and place it down so it makes a print.This is where you drill your holes.

## Step 4: Drilling Your Holes

Drill a single hole in each paint dot,don't worry about your numbers fitting in the holes,that comes in the next step

## Step 5: Fitting the Holes for Your Numbers

Take your needle nose pliers and insert them into your holes.Use the pliers to pry the holes to the right size.Repeat on every hole.

## Step 6: Fitting Your Screen

Fitting the screen is tricky,drill holes along where your screen will go.Use your pliers like you did with your numbers and pry a space for the screen.

## Step 7: Placing Your Calculater

Place your chip so the numbers line up with it.

## Step 8: Making the Chip Stay

I used some foam that I had lying around but your free to use whatever you want.Stack the foam until it keeps the lid from closing.

## Step 9: Shutting the Tin

Put tape around the edges of the tin to keep it shut.Congratulations you are now done,happy calculating!
<p>Good idea, could impress my fellow nerds, but I ain't a huge fan of it. Cool idea though, it's just not for me.</p>
<p>Why would you go for the trouble of making a altoids calculator if you can just buy a cheap one? Those take a lot of beating without wearing down with a little duct tape.</p>
<p>awesome calculator</p>
<p>This is so neat! I bet the calculator can withstand a lot more abuse this way than normaly. Thanks for sharing!</p>