Instructables: exploring - technology - tin http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:18 PST BLOX v1.01 Soldering helping hands with fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-helping-hands-whit-fan/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:30:21 PDT
Altoids Small Glovebox Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Small-Glovebox-Flashlight/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:26:33 PDT
Altoides Tin Calculater http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoides-Tin-Calculater/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 17:50:35 PDT
The DSLR Bodycap Pinhole http://www.instructables.com/id/The-DSLR-Bodycap-Pinhole/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:43:04 PDT
ultimate electronics pocket kit http://www.instructables.com/id/ultimate-electronics-pocket-kit/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:10 PDT
DIY Altoids Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Altoids-Flashlight/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:17:31 PDT
Waterproof Mini Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Mini-Stereo/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 04:19:22 PDT
DIY tin blowing pen. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tin-blowing-pen/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Candle holder from upcycled can http://www.instructables.com/id/Candle-holder-from-upcycled-can/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:46:24 PDT
Pocket-Sized Stereo With Built-In MP3 Player And Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Stereo-With-Built-In-MP3-Player-And-P/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:11:02 PDT
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Altoids Solar/Dynamo Emergency Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-SolarDynamo-Emergency-Charger/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:30:19 PST
1w 445nm Altoids Tin Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/1w-445nm-Altoids-Tin-Laser/
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:32:35 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
Compact Mini LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Mini-LED/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:28:27 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Arduino Echo Locator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Echo-Locator/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:52:55 PDT
DIY Electronic Cigarette http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Cigarette/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:42:26 PDT
Cookie Tin HD TV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Tin-HD-TV-Antenna/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:04:32 PDT
K'nex tin holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-tin-holder/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 18:25:38 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
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
Altoids Tin Electric Lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Electric-Lighter/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 05:44:09 PDT
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
Make an Altoids Pocket RGB Color Changing Led Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Altoids-Pocket-RGB-Color-Changing-Led-Ligh/
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:49:06 PST
Pocket Phone charger with booster module ($2 or �2 total) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Phone-charger-with-booster-module-2-or-2-/
Pocket Phone charger with booster module ($2 or �2 total) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/0P8A/HC3PSYQZ/F4Q0P8AHC3PSYQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/0P8A/HC3PSYQZ/F4Q0P8AHC3PSYQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/0P8A/HC3PSYQZ/F4Q0P8AHC3PSYQZ.SMALL.jpg Sjoerd X Todays smartphones are out of power within one day, but what if you're having a long day and need to make an important call at the end of the day? That is where a pocket battery charger comes in handy. These are commercially availible, but at a cost. DIY will make it easy and cheaper. Also it's more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:43:42 PST
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
How to Make Altoids Tin Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Easy-Altoids-Tin-Speakers-Made-from-s/
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:23:56 PST
How to build a Metal Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-metal-arm/
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:21:29 PST
How to fix a broken MagSafe Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-broken-MagSafe-power-adapter/
How to fix a broken MagSafe Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/7X5O/H6734WHC/F8Q7X5OH6734WHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/7X5O/H6734WHC/F8Q7X5OH6734WHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/7X5O/H6734WHC/F8Q7X5OH6734WHC.SMALL.jpg harrybridge15 The most common failure of a MagSafe power adapter is when the insulation around the chord, through repeated movement and stress, breaks and exposes the wire inside, which, in turn breaks and then you have a useless charger and apple want you to shell out  £65 for a new one. The main wire that break...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:25:28 PDT
Electrically Insulated Altoids Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrically-Insulated-Altoids-Tin/
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:47:04 PDT
Pocket Sized Theatre - AKA Altoids Cinema http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Theatre-AKA-Altoids-Cinema/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/I21C/H4AGJF9C/FA5I21CH4AGJF9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/I21C/H4AGJF9C/FA5I21CH4AGJF9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/I21C/H4AGJF9C/FA5I21CH4AGJF9C.SMALL.jpg Engineerman I had a flip phone and I had an Altoids tin, So naturally I made a mini theatre!!  What i basically did was disassemble the phone and reassemble it to where it would fit nice and snug into the altoids tin, and then added some cosmetic furnishings.  Very cool little trinket and productive way to use ...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:49:01 PDT
The Emergency Makers Box! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Emergency-Makers-Box/
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:50:07 PDT
Quick & Easy DIY Solder Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-DIY-Solder-Pot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SMALL.jpg ProvideYourOwn If you need to tin the ends of wires, nothing beats a solder pot. The problem is a solder pot is a pretty expensive investment. You would need to have large production requirements to justify buying one. The other issue with a solder pot is that it is somewhat dangerous when it is fired up. You need...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 15:32:14 PDT
Altoids tin speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-tin-speaker-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/O71R/H3Z3C8BO/FW4O71RH3Z3C8BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/O71R/H3Z3C8BO/FW4O71RH3Z3C8BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/O71R/H3Z3C8BO/FW4O71RH3Z3C8BO.SMALL.jpg woodworker123 I wanted a portable speaker to listen to music with but I didnt want to buy one so I built my own. It is inexpensive and fun. I did not have an altoids tin so I used the tin from an old candle.
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:46:35 PDT
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Altoids-Tin-LED-Flashlight/
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SMALL.jpg Adambowker98 This instructable is an entry in the Pocket-Sized Contest, so please vote! This instructable is an entry in the Hurricane Laser Contest, so please vote! This instructable is an entry in the Green Tech Contest, so please vote! Ever need a flashlight, but don't want to lug around a big one? Or you wa...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:45:17 PDT
Mini Celebrity Desktop Monument http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Celebrity-Desktop-Monument/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/8ALE/H2WEUSKY/FAW8ALEH2WEUSKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/8ALE/H2WEUSKY/FAW8ALEH2WEUSKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/8ALE/H2WEUSKY/FAW8ALEH2WEUSKY.SMALL.jpg randofo After a recent outing to the local wax museum, I set forth to make 3D prints with all of my new celebrity busts (not that kind of bust). Although, I found that working with these files takes a bit of time to process, render, and generally futz about with. As tends to often happen, I got impatient. T...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:14:24 PDT
Protect your memory stick, with paper towels & a mint tin http://www.instructables.com/id/Protect-your-memory-stick-with-paper-towels-a-m/
Protect your memory stick, with paper towels & a mint tin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/12AY/H1YONKXC/FXA12AYH1YONKXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/12AY/H1YONKXC/FXA12AYH1YONKXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/12AY/H1YONKXC/FXA12AYH1YONKXC.SMALL.jpg person% In this short Instructable I will show you how to protect your memory disk from regular abuse, with paper towels & a mint tin. It hardly costs anything and works very well, as long as you don’t sit on it. After breaking a USB, I decided to build some defence. I have tried many ways, and this worked ...
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Thu, 24 May 2012 02:35:21 PDT
Mini Face Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Face-Sculpture/
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:25:58 PDT
The Altoids Tin iPod Speaker/Case! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Altoids-Tin-iPod-SpeakerCase/
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Fri, 11 May 2012 15:05:31 PDT
The BlackBox - A amplifying speaker box made of mostly recycled parts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-audio-amp-and-speaker-box-out-of-mostly-re/
The BlackBox - A amplifying speaker box made of mostly recycled parts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/1S2R/H0OIYZMU/FDW1S2RH0OIYZMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/1S2R/H0OIYZMU/FDW1S2RH0OIYZMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/1S2R/H0OIYZMU/FDW1S2RH0OIYZMU.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions In this Instructable I will show you how to build an audio amplifier out of mostly recycled parts! To do this project, you should have some experience in working with power tools, soldering and electronics in general. I will help you as much as I can if you stumble upon a problem, just post it in th...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 08:40:06 PDT
USB Stick Hub Mint Box (USB SHMB) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Stick-Hub-Mint-Box-USB-SHMB/
USB Stick Hub Mint Box (USB SHMB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SMALL.jpg pcfan Hello you all, This is my first instructable, and I'm from Holland, so be gentle with me. With that out, it seems a standard part of every ible... What we will be making in this instructable is a USB Stick Hub Mint Box, I named it that because well... There are four USB Sticks, a USB Hub, and it s...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:00:40 PST
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Altoids-Tin-Camera-Case-Desiccant-Pack/
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a simple camera case desiccant pack from things I had lying around the house.  I keep my DSLR in a pelican case all the time so I don't have to worry about banging it into things, the weather, floods, running it over with my car etc...but I've noticed that sometimes when it's humid outside, ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:05:26 PST
Very Simple LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Simple-LED-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/WPHS/GWVXGBNC/FJQWPHSGWVXGBNC.SMALL.jpg freeza36 to begin, this is for beginners. I myself am one. It is very simple. It is pretty much just a red LED and 2 AAA batteries. The batteries are inside a battery case. The battery case is on the bottom of the Altoids tin (not actually an Altoids tin, but something alot like it.) The LED sticks through a...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:11:01 PST
Altoids smalls Magnetic switch flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-smalls-Magnetic-switch-flashlight/
Altoids smalls Magnetic switch flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/G25Q/GW88L5IW/F9OG25QGW88L5IW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/G25Q/GW88L5IW/F9OG25QGW88L5IW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/G25Q/GW88L5IW/F9OG25QGW88L5IW.SMALL.jpg DanielX The first time i saw the instructables on the original Altoids smalls flashlight, i thought it was the coolest thing in the world.  (I love LED's and flashlights.)  However, i always thought, with a push button switch, having it in your pocket it was probably likely to be on while it was in your poc...
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:26:46 PST
Mint Tin Personal Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Mint-Tin-Personal-Alarm/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 04:28:00 PST
Pocket Altoids Tin Li-Ion Extreme Desk Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Altoids-Tin-Li-Ion-Extreme-Desk-Fan/
Pocket Altoids Tin Li-Ion Extreme Desk Fan! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/K2VI/GV7CY4U7/FASK2VIGV7CY4U7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/K2VI/GV7CY4U7/FASK2VIGV7CY4U7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/K2VI/GV7CY4U7/FASK2VIGV7CY4U7.SMALL.jpg arc20052000 This is an instructable on how to build a pocket/portable desk fan. This being dual 5 volt fans running at 7+ volts it actually puts out quite a bit of air and is kind of loud. Extremely portable and extremely functional. Note: This fan will only work in the open position is not meant to work close...
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Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:51:43 PST
1W Altoids Tin Laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/1W-Altoids-Tin-Laser/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQ5G/GTLRHPK1/FJQJQ5GGTLRHPK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQ5G/GTLRHPK1/FJQJQ5GGTLRHPK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/JQ5G/GTLRHPK1/FJQJQ5GGTLRHPK1.SMALL.jpg ApertureScience Just Imagine- The power of a 1w laser, but in the pocket sized package of an Altoids tin! It's amazingly bright- perfect for star pointing.  We'll start with the parts list: ~Altoids tin ~1-2w 445nm laser diode (Ebay) ~12x30mm Aixiz laser module (Ebay) ~Aixiz three element glass lens (Eba...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:10:30 PDT
Make a USB iPhone iPod Charger On The Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-iPhone-iPod-Charger-On-The-Cheep/
Make a USB iPhone iPod Charger On The Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/ZWNY/GSUSMKOY/FZWZWNYGSUSMKOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/ZWNY/GSUSMKOY/FZWZWNYGSUSMKOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/ZWNY/GSUSMKOY/FZWZWNYGSUSMKOY.SMALL.jpg matt.e.jenkins There are many designs for iPhone chargers out there and many are confusing or use parts that are hard to find.  My design uses parts that are easy to find, is tested works with all iPhones and iPods (as of this posting), and just works.  It is a fun and useful project.  I made one a few years ago ...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:46:29 PDT
Altunes, The Altoids tin iPod case http://www.instructables.com/id/Altunes-The-Altoids-tin-iPod-case/
Altunes, The Altoids tin iPod case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/KY95/GSRO5YZJ/FQBKY95GSRO5YZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/KY95/GSRO5YZJ/FQBKY95GSRO5YZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/KY95/GSRO5YZJ/FQBKY95GSRO5YZJ.SMALL.jpg cfilloux This Instructible is on how to make an Altoids case that will protect your iPod or mp3 player and make it look Minty Fresh!!! all you need is a file, Altoids tin, sponge, glue, and a multi-tool! Bore the hole out and file Put your music device on the top of your tin and bore out a hole for the h...
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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:21:12 PDT