Instructables: exploring - - altoids - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FLASHLIGHT/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microphone/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:04 PDT
A Comprehensive Altoids Personal Survival/Everyday Carry Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Comprehensive-Altoids-Personal-SurvivalEveryday/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/WPNW/HE07P68G/FS2WPNWHE07P68G.SMALL.jpg BudgetBugout Version 1.0  Everyday I carry the following on me at a MINIMUM: 2 knives, 2 firestarters, 2 flashlights, 2 multi tools, 2 paracord accessories and - of course - this Altoids survival kit [which I am in the process of duplicating into an Altoids Smalls Tin].  I also have 2 bugout bags [BOB] and ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:29:20 PST
Smart mint the solar phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-mint-the-solar-phone-charger/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:59:47 PST
Another (Yes, Another) Altoids Tin Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Yes-Another-Altoids-Tin-Speaker/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 02:49:09 PST
Tiny Altoids Watercolor Paint Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Altoids-Watercolor-Case/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:33:20 PST
Emergency Christmas Candlelight http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Christmas-Candlelight/
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:31:24 PST
Altoids Survival Kit 2.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit-21-22/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/4H4C/HPEG7RDG/FS04H4CHPEG7RDG.SMALL.jpg BudgetBugout Hey everybody!  Sit back, relax and watch as I share with you a back up kit that I keep on me at all times when I'm in the great outdoors!  If you were placed in a survival situation are you prepared? 
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:06:08 PST
The Double Sided Modular Altoids Survival Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Modular-Altoids-Survival-Tin/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:56:51 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Altoids tin portable candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-tin-portable-candle/
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:02:02 PST
Compact Survival Kit - 78 Pieces! http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Survival-Kit-78-Pieces/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/OZQ5/H7A8POVM/FSQOZQ5H7A8POVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/OZQ5/H7A8POVM/FSQOZQ5H7A8POVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/OZQ5/H7A8POVM/FSQOZQ5H7A8POVM.SMALL.jpg vandalex So after looking at numerous Altoid and other mini survival kits, I got the itch to make one of my own.  One thing that seems to be prevalent is how bare minimum the contents usually are in order to not waste valuable space in the kits, but i think using the most compact kit possible is a waste of v...
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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:01:21 PDT
Altoids MP4 Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-MP4-Player/
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 05:07:47 PST
LED Light Up Sims PlumbBob Costume (That green pylon above their head) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Up-Sims-PlumbBob-That-green-pylon-above/
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:19:37 PDT
Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger (In a tin!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavy-Duty-Solar-USB-Charger-In-a-tin/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:42:22 PDT
Mood Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmosphere-Light/
Mood Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/6GCZ/HKVLC5RS/FAU6GCZHKVLC5RS.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club This is a great night light or just to have for atmosphere. We took our instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Film-Canister-Flashlight/ and modified it a bit. Skip to step 7 to see the changes. Don't forget to check out the supply list though. Materials LED Holder LED (Color) Fender Wash...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:36:05 PDT
Movable Pallet Altoid Tin Watercolor Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Movable-Pallet-Altoid-Tin-Watercolor-Set/
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Thu, 8 Jul 2010 02:15:50 PDT
Film Canister Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Film-Canister-Flashlight/
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:09:19 PDT
Altoids Survival Kit 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit-20/
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:25:39 PDT
The Point Shooter Cyborg Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Point-Shooter-Cyborg-Mouse/
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:39:42 PDT
All The Things You Need For A Survival Kit... http://www.instructables.com/id/All-The-Things-You-Need-For-A-Survival-Kit/
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Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:54:01 PST
Altoids Mini BBQ pit http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Mini-BBQ-pit/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 18:07:44 PDT
How To Customize Your Altoids Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Customize-Your-Altoids-Survival-Kit/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:08:35 PDT
Altoids 27 LED Super Light (under $5) http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-27-LED-Super-Light-under-5/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 00:40:55 PDT
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Case From an Altoids Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Case-From-an-Altoids-Ti/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:07:55 PST
The Pocket Cotton Candy Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pocket-Cotton-Candy-Machine/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:13:30 PDT
Lithium Battery Solar USB/ iPhone/ Arduino Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Battery-Solar-USB-iPhone-Arduino-Charger/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:17:19 PDT
Tiny Altoid Tin Robot With Personality http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Altoid-Tin-Robot-With-Personality/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:25:45 PDT
How to make a mini forge out of an Altoids tin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mini-forge-out-of-an-Altoids-tin/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:47:32 PDT
How To Make Char Cloth With A Tuna Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Char-Cloth-With-A-Tuna-Can/
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:01:15 PST
LED / Mini Lightbulb Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Mini-Lightbulb-Tester/
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:46:49 PST
Altoids Tin Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Survival-Kit-2/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2010 07:21:21 PST
Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoid tin! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Magnetic-Fishing-Set-in-Altoid-tin/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:39:30 PST
Gas Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Cap/
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:48:01 PDT
Altoids Tin Stove w/ Pot Rest http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Stove-w-Pot-Rest/
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By: die_dunkelheit

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Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:58:36 PST
Altoids Tin Matchbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Matchbox/
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:08:25 PST
$3 Emergency Solar Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Emergency-Solar-Radio/
$3 Emergency Solar Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman In honor of all my good friends still over in Japan I've decided to create an Instructable for a $3 Emergency Solar Radio. It's a great thing in case of tsunami, nuclear melt down, or zombie invasion. Plus it's really cute when put into an Altoids tin.My plan is to send this as a (slightly) joke b...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:25:29 PDT
Build an Altoids/tin can stove with just a knife/without ANY tools! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Altoidstin-can-stove-without-ANY-tools/
Build an Altoids/tin can stove with just a knife/without ANY tools! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/AIZ8/H673DXJU/F0DAIZ8H673DXJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/AIZ8/H673DXJU/F0DAIZ8H673DXJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/AIZ8/H673DXJU/F0DAIZ8H673DXJU.SMALL.jpg BalkanSpirit IMPORTANT!!!!: I updated with a video! The top part of the stove has to be a bit higher as to leave space between the lower part, otherwise it will not burn! To do this I placed 2 wooden blocks, which can't be easily set to a fire state between the two parts...and voila! Optional: Make lots of hole...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 02:11:16 PDT
*New* Altoids Pocket Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Altoids-Pocket-Survival-Kit/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:05:11 PDT
Small-vival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-vival-Kit/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:39:49 PDT
Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Altoids-Solar-USB-Charger/
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:40:39 PDT
Altoids Tin Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Wallet/
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Fri, 27 Apr 2007 17:11:25 PDT
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Altoids-Tin-LED-Flashlight/
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:45:17 PDT
Altoids Bike Headlight On The Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Bike-Headlight-On-The-Cheap/
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:41:18 PDT
Pocket Sized Minty Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Minty-Catapult/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:17:58 PDT
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-USB-BatterySolar-charger-for-iPhone-and-i/
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SMALL.jpg haikuordie I know there are plenty of USB chargers out there for you to build.  But here's one that doesn't use a voltage regulator or an IC chip to power it.  The basic concept is to use 4 - AAA rechargeable batteries (1.2V a piece) to power the USB and a couple of solar cells to charge the batteries.  If you...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:50:48 PDT
Steampunk USB Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-USB-cable/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:55:41 PDT
Altoids Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Prank/
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Fri, 7 Oct 2011 00:42:54 PDT
Altoids Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit_2/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:16:31 PDT
Altoids Tin Mini Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Mini-Garden/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/2374/GNBEVTGK/FZW2374GNBEVTGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/2374/GNBEVTGK/FZW2374GNBEVTGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/2374/GNBEVTGK/FZW2374GNBEVTGK.SMALL.jpg mischka You dont have an own garden, but like to live in a green environment? Why dont you make an Altoids Tin Mini Garden for your desktop? Use an empty Altoids tin. Put in a piece of tissue, add garden cress seeds and water and wait 3 days. Dont forget to keep your seeds wet.
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Thu, 12 May 2011 08:15:00 PDT