If you have a Raspberry Pi computer board, you can make a great case for it out of an Altoids mint tin.

You'll need:

1 Raspberry Pi computer board

1 Altoids mint tin

1 Plastic gift card

1 Dremel or Small drill

1 Tin snips or diagonal cutter

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Step 1: 1) Left Side of Tin

Step 1: Drill a hole for the Pi LED corner at the bottom front left corner of tin; then, with tinsnips or diagonal cutter, cut out large area (as indicated in picture) for the Ethernet & USB ports in the left side of the tin.
<p>Altoids tins are one good kind of Pi case; here is another one I made from a Maserati slot car ...for when the Pi is overclocked in &quot;turbo&quot; mode.</p>
<p>Reeeeally nice!</p>
<p>I ended up mutilating the case but it protects it lol. good tutorial.</p>
<p>Looks great, Danimal91! I wrecked a couple too, good thing they are inexpensive. A laser cutter or custom punch &amp; die set would be better if someone were to make them in volume. But there is some satisfaction in hand-cutting with the dremel. </p>
<p>This Instructable is really inspiring. We have made in the same way an aluminum CNC-machined case that act as a heatsink for the Pi with a higher-end style:</p><p><a href="http://www.mechatronicsart.com/shop/raspberry-pi-3-fanless-enclosure/" rel="nofollow">http://www.mechatronicsart.com/shop/raspberry-pi-3-fanless-enclosure/</a></p>
<p>Hi, I was wondering if this works with the Raspberry Pi B+? I know that some of them have different sizes and I was wondering if this project was possible with the B+. Thanks!</p>
<p>Yes I think so and even a model 3, the cutouts are just slightly different.</p>
<p>Also, I was wondering if it was possible to add a screen on the cover by using the two links below. Great tutorial, by the way!</p><p><a href="http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im130425001.html" rel="nofollow">http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im130425001.html</a></p><p><a href="http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120419004.html" rel="nofollow">http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120419004.html</a></p>
<p>Great idea!</p>
<p>You could also mount your Pi on an egg-bot. see https://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-controlled-Raspberry-Pi-powering-an-EggBot/</p>
this should have been featured
<p>Thanks nerd.</p>
good idea i had wondered if a raspberry pi could fit in an Altoids tin
Thank you. Although the Raspberry Pi foundation's website FAQ indicates otherwise, it is definitely possible!
true, but they say that is because they did not round off the edges :-) <br>you kinda solved that by cutting open the Altoids Tin ;-)
<p>bloke: exactly.</p>
did you have to cut the edges of the pi?
You should round off the sharp edges. Also it might be nice to put hot glue or caulking on the edges for looks and more protection. sharp edges might wear on surfaces, wires, your pocket (if you put it in your pocket for traveling), ect. <br>Thanks for posting though, its sure a big help for my project. this may save me some money. im just a teenager, so I dont make much money.
<p>Super ideas hipo. I did make one in a wintergreen tin that had a pretty sharp edge; I wrapped a little bit of hockey tape around it.</p>
<p>great job</p>
<p>Thank you</p>
You cutted it with a rotary tool, a dremel or something like that? <br>
no I didn't cut my pi I was wondering if he did then I saw that the picture had a spot cut for the edges of the pi
I wasn't talking about the Pi, I was talking about the tin.
Yes -- cut the tin with dremel. No mods to the Pi.
correct; you do not need to modify the Pi at all.
Yes I used a dremel with a little drill bit in it. I put the tin in a bench vise with cardstock between the tin &amp; vise jaws so as not to scratch the tin. Once the hole is drilled its pretty easy to just add sideways force and drag the spinning drillbit through the area you want cut.
Voted. Just too cool, well executed sir!
Thank you very much.

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