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Have you ever gotten bored at school or wanted to make your friends jealous with something they didn't have? Well this is it, this is what you have all been waiting for... Pocket Sized Altoids Tin Racer!

Step 1: Materials: Getting the Tin

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My tin was not a regular Altoids tin. I used the Altoids Smalls which has a smaller tin and smaller Altoids. You can get the tin from almost anywhere that sells Altoids but I got mine from Trader Joes if that helps.
 
myrrhmaid6 years ago
I Like it! Very clever!
yeah it is clever
wildboy1.53 years ago
i thin i is cool
DJDEADMAU44 years ago
teee heeee thats epic
mason01906 years ago
Drills are for weenies. I use a wrench and nail, and it's MUCH easier. Plus, I'm going green :D
You do realize global warming is just a scam right? If anything it is global COOLING. And YES the polar ice caps are melting. mainly because it is getting warmer over there. NOT because of us, but because of the earth works.
I made no reference to global warming.
Agree with mason, I use a hand drill, powered by me. green.
Frag, You obviously haven't researched this problem thoroughly. might want to do that before you reply. There is more to it than that. 
i doubt one or two people not using a battery powered drill is going to change anything.
fragmaster45 years ago
Pic 2 = BIKINI! xD
hahaha
vascanj4 years ago
Question: Do the wheels move? Can you... let's say... race it, or move it around on a table? If you can't... how would you?
will7725 years ago
you could put a rubber band and a motor on there and make it motorized. using a pulley. still great instructable, my little sister loved the car. :)
bluefly12155 years ago
have you tried to add rubber band power? 
Heywasup (author)  bluefly12155 years ago
 no i havmt tried a rubber band engine yet mainly because my axles are too weak. If i can find something stronger like a thin metal rod i might test it out though. if u have ideas plse tell :]
kk12355 years ago
I swear this is awsome! My cousin and I are obbsessed with altoid tins! I can't wait to show to tmy friends. So gonna give you points!
itsmecman6 years ago
i think if u glued a gear on the rear axle and got a aa baterypack hooked it up to a one way moter and switch it would be awesome and you would definetly win the pocket sized competion. o and put glue onthe tires for traction
Heywasup (author)  itsmecman5 years ago
whrer could those things??? and are they small enough to fit in t he tin?
 that would be so cool
and it all fits in the tin!
Heywasup (author) 6 years ago
...ok? but drill are still faster
I just voted.
great scott6 years ago
bada bu ba baa im lovin it. great ible 5stars 1 vote!!!
i like it, i like it a lot
cheese=yum6 years ago
greatest instructable ever great job you have my vote hope u win
cheese i agree with u 100% great ible and i love it has my vote and 5*s
haha you guys r so right i would be surprised if som1 ddnt like this!!! U GOT MY VOTE!
~~HELLO~~6 years ago
hmmm simple, easy to make helps the time pass, its a great instructable keep making good 1s like this! good luck with the contest u have my vote
turkeylegs6 years ago
lol nice job making this clear pics and explained well 5stars from me and a vote!
coolguy2026 years ago
this is awesome i love it you guys should really vote 4 this i know i did nice ible!!!
wow nice ible idk why any1 wouldnt vote for this. 5stars and u have my vote
Why don't you just put a matchbox car in your pocket??
Heywasup (author)  Killer~SafeCracker6 years ago
because its not as fun as making your own :D
True.
Heywasup (author)  Killer~SafeCracker6 years ago
so do u like the instructable? do u think its simple and easy to make? do u think u could vote for me? :D
Yes, the Ible looks good. It looks simple to make. You have my vote. You might want to remind me though. lol
Heywasup (author)  Killer~SafeCracker6 years ago
votin starts tomoro july 20 remmber to vote 4 me
j574sbi6 years ago
step two could be "disassembly and removal of internal components" :D
Heywasup (author)  j574sbi6 years ago
lol good 1
Nice man... you deserve the points.
Heywasup (author)  prakash.be20056 years ago
thnx and remember to vote for me
MegaMaker6 years ago
AWESOME!
Brother_D6 years ago
I like this. A lot. I especially like the license plate.
Javin0076 years ago
I have to admit, you got 5 stars from me for the sole reason that the license plate "2minty4u" made me LOL.
Heywasup (author)  Javin0076 years ago
plse vote for me and tell all your friends about my instructable thnx :D
Javin0076 years ago
You should add a rubber band "engine" inside of it, and then you'd really have something incredible.
Heywasup (author)  Javin0076 years ago
ive tried a rubberband engine with another model didnt work at all. too many variables but i guess an improved model would work ill try it and see. and also if your axles are weak they could snap from the tension of the rubber band.
corey116 years ago
JONES YAY........ Those are Jones soda bottle caps right??
bumpus corey116 years ago
If you read through the instructable, which you didn't, you'd know that they aren't.
Heywasup (author)  bumpus6 years ago
lol ya hes right they arent jones they r perrier. sparkling water that comes in a green glass bottle with metal caps.
gmjhowe6 years ago
I agree on the rubber band engine idea! I love the number plate! That is the best.
threadbare6 years ago
Check out this one....

http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Air-Car/

Super Sweet