DIY Solar USB Charger - Altoids

Step 9: Cut Your Tin

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I use Altoids Tins because they're the prefect size for this project.  Plus very cute.  I also enjoy mints.

Just use some tin snips to cut a hole big enough for the USB port. 

If you want to be fancy you can also use a Dremel and make a nice rectangle hole in the side of the tin.  I'm lazy, so I just cut it away.
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gowtham778 months ago
If I rip out a USB Charging Circuit from a cheap charger would it work. I mean the transformer in the circuit is designed to reduce 230volts into 5 volts required for output. But when the input is just 6 volts would it work

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