I'm always looking for new things to do with Altoids tins and the other day I upgraded my point & shoot camera to the new Canon SD780. My first thought was "man is this thing tiny", then a lightbulb went off an my second though was "I bet this will fit in an Altoids tin". Unfortunately its just too big to fit into an unmodified tin but with a teeny bit of dremelling it fits nicely.
Aside from just being cool this tin will allow you to carry your pocket camera around in your pocket without having to worry too much about keys or loose change damaging it. I don't know how many friends I have that broke the LCD screens on their pocket cams from just tossing them in their pockets.
Materials & Tools:
50g Altoids Tin (flavour is up to you)
Foam or soft thin fabrick
Dremel type cutting tool
Needle Nose Pliers
File to remove sharp edges
Step 1: Cleaning the tin
Eat all the mints or dump them into a ziplock bag for consumption later, it never hurts to have a bag of mints in your car or desk at work.
Mint dust while tasty isn't the best thing for camera lenses etc. Run the tin under a tap and then dry thoroughly with paper towel. If you have a can of compressed air it wouldn't hurt to give it a quick blast just to make sure its all gone.