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Altoids tin iPod case

Picture of Altoids tin iPod case
Here are some pictures of attempt number one of an Altoids tin iPod case. I made it with a few layers of cardboard, the leg of an old pair of jeans, some wire, a magnet, and two Altoids tin lids. The idea is very simple; cut a cardboard base, add two cardboard layers (each with an iPod sized hole), and glue some denim in there. Then, glue the whole thing inside the lid of a tin. It took a fair bit of clamping and pressing and fitting until the glue started to dry, but it turned out just fine and I made it in less than an hour.


I might make a new improved version later, and I'll get step-by-step photos for a legit Instructable. Until then, enjoy. And if you have any tips for ways I could improve on the design, feel free to tell me.
TimsProjects7 months ago
Wouldn't the magnet actually ruin the screen of the iPod? Besides that, it's great! I'm making one right now!
Maybe you could hide the magnets under the denim/cardboard, which'd mean you'd have to raise the cover bit but wouldn't it look much nicer?
Yeah, probably. When I cut out the cardboard layers, I'd just cut an extra hole for the magnet. Thanks for the suggestion.