Altoids Flashlight/wallet





Introduction: Altoids Flashlight/wallet

This is my first instructable so its not perfect. This is a very similiar but easy flash/wallet. Read all the way through first.

Step 1: What You Will Need

An Altoids tin with lid
a car gauge light (an led will work)
a switch
a drill (a dremel tool will work)
a resistor (opitonal)
thin cardboard like from a 12 pack of pop
duct tape (can be colored)
battery (make sure correct voltage)
leather of felt (optional)
hot glue gun
battery connector (optional)

Step 2: Decorate (optional)

I painted mine and made it like the green bay packers You could duct tape it with colored duct tape or put contact paper on it I know that my paint job isnt very good but i use ceramic paint because that is all i had next time i an going to spray paint it

Step 3: Wallet/coin Holder (optional)

For the wallet frist trim the cardboalrd to the size of the lid you will have to trimm it where the hinge is for it to close then tape it to the lid if you dont under stand look at the pictures they should explain it the coin place is optional and depends on the space you have when you put the battery if you have enough space take the cardboard and cut it to the size and height of the tin and spot where you can put coins and ect. then seperate it from the battery and wires then duct tape down or glue it down if you duct tape it tape it like the wallet then you can put leather or felt down where the coins are so they dont clang i didnt because i didnt have felt or leather.

Step 4: Holes

wiht the wallet part on top (if you put it there) you cant put the switch on top so youll have to put it on the side or bottom mark it with the sharpie and then make sure go from small size bits to bigger you can use a dremel tool i used a drill but be careful with the drill cause i had my brother drill it and the drill sliped and he kinda crunched the side but its fine now

Step 5: Wiring

You dont have to solder but i highly recomend that you sold because if you dont they could come of the switch easily

Step 6: Placement

place you wires and battery in the spot that you want it and then your done

Please show me your finished product



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dude u could make an half and half survival kit / flashlight tell me if u are going to try it

this looks pretty easy! i still need an altoid's tin. i've seen them at some place at the mall, but it cost's like 4 dollars TT___TT

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Try discount stores (expired food stores) or the dollar store.

i got mine for like 2 bucks and threw away the candy


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sorry some kids at my school are obsessed in altoids they freak out about them it was kinda a force of habbit

i ate most of them there were like only a few left

im going to try to make it. but im thinking that ill make one without the wallet part. like a altoids tin flashlight, thats really bright. with a bigger light. but i like the wallet idea.

There is a wonderful invention called punctuation.

stuff like this makes me wonder, what do ppl do in their lives? awesome

wow i've never seen a girl that can solder, likes football, and electronics. wait do you like fire? archery?

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yeah i like electronics. i am gettin into archery now. i like to blow things up with fireworks so yeah i like FIRE.

got a bow? i have a 45 pound made of hardened ash recurve longbow and a 20 pound aluminum compound bow

i use my brother's but im not sure wat it is but i havent shot anything yet im still in the practice phase

cool i do competitions at my local archery range, ages 11-15 ive gotten 3rd prize out of 13 people.

p.s. im not into killing animals unless its like attacking me