ALTOIDS!?!? Answered

I got a altoids container and gonna get some more so what should i make?

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply


altoids taser

Altoids have always protected us from bad breath, why not muggers? if somebody could fit a disposable camera taser or something in an altoids tin, that would be AWESOME!

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Buying Altoids in the U.K.? Answered

Whereabouts can I buy Altoids mints in the High Street? The only tin I've had was from a motorway services (at motorway services prices). So many projects . . . so few tins.

Question by AndyGadget   |  last reply


Altoids or NES controllers?

As you probably know NES controllers and Altoid tins are popular cases for many mods. Which do you prefer?

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Altoids tin helicopter?

I need to find a way to make an altoids tin helicopter. What can I use as a rotor?

Question by freeza36   |  last reply


ALtoids Key security?

I have an idea for a key security device! altoids tin you would use some batteries, and croduce a current through the key via copper wire. if someone (who knows the location of the keys) decides to take it they'll get a shocking suprise! to safely take the keys, just remove bateryes. oh and you mite have to coat the inside of the tin with something

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Free altoids tins

Free?

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a new altoids topic?

I've been searching for a new project since my last, which i have finally finished for good. I was hoping to work with some altoids tins, as I have about twenty of the things taking up space in my room. After some research, I noted that the current altoids projects haven't really changed in about a year, so, if you've got an idea, i'm all for it. Please, feel free for any  suggestions. Just don't talk like you drunken a thousand long-island iced-teas.

Question by MrMystery96   |  last reply


name for Altoids robot? Answered

I need a name for altoid bot im creating it has to attenas on the front a reed switch and skid steers runs on a picaxe microcontroller motor driver board . iknow this isnt a real question but in some sense it is it need to be cool no altoid robot or somthing lame like that

Question by mman1506   |  last reply


Need Altoids Tins

I just need some Altoids tins to make survival kits for my family i have all the other stuff I just need the Altoids tins if you want to send some just let me know and we will arrange the shipping!

Topic by I3uckwheat   |  last reply


Altoids in hong kong

Where do you buy altiods in hong kong for cheap?

Topic by TNEN   |  last reply


Stripping altoids tins

I've tried paint stripper, nail polish remover, I'm reduced to a scotch brite pad. Anyone know an easy way to get the paint off?

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply


I would like to Know how to an Altoids tin into something useful any ideas? Answered

Hi, I have a bunch of Altoid tins laying around and I would like to do something cool but useful. If it is not useful, well, I don't care, it mostly is all about the cool part.

Question by sonicshockwave   |  last reply


Need Free altoids Tins!!!!!!

I need some altoids tins for electronic projects. I live in Australia and altoids are not sold here. I will pay shipping if under $15USD.

Topic by Harry Park   |  last reply


New Altoids Tin Design

Has anyone else noticed the new altoids tin design? They embossed the writing on the plain altoids tin, and the altoids smalls now have this weird tab on the end. What do you guys think of it?

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i have an idea but im 14 and have no clue how

I have an altoids tin uk version and i want to make a cool device i had an idea a toglee swich and leds right i want to make it so that i can that when its turned off that one led (red go on and when turned on the other one (green) light up i need this to put into very easy instruction because im 14 and got no experience with building it when i know how i will ask my dad to help so how would i make this here an image of the tin http://www.poundland.co.uk/images/4255/original/altoids.jpg? Edit my mam chucked one out while cleaning i got it but it some how as a large hole in it can i still use it or is is scrap the hole is on the lid not on the bottem.

Question by christopher3   |  last reply


What is the most practical use for an Altoids tin? Answered

The more practical, the better.

Question by Maxaxle   |  last reply


How come so many people use Altoid containers? Answered

I've seen atleast 50 'ibles on altoid wallets alone!How come?

Question by Creator of Weapons   |  last reply


¿Average price of an Altoids Tin?

Altoids tins are a very needed resouce for an instructaholic so i ask how much do you pay in your local currency for a altoids tin PS: my currency is argentinian peso, and altoids tins are 11pesos (aprox. u$s 3.50)

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altoids tin charger problem

If anyone in the instructables community knows circuitry well please look at this circuit diagram for a 9v portable charger. https://www.instructables.com/id/9v-Altoid-USB-Charger/step3/The-Circuit/  

Topic by seedeeess 



WTB: Empty altoids tins.

If you have any pm me.

Topic by LaserRain   |  last reply


Altoids tin woodworking tools

The Woodworking Magazine blog had a contest for tools made out of Altoids tins and the results are pretty amazing. Besides the coolness factor of using an Altoids tin, many of the entries are great for being a good tool on its own. Check out link for the router plane, bevel gauge, drilling jig and more.The Winner of Our Altoids Tool Contest viaMake

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Who actually likes the Altoids Mints?

Who actually likes the Altoids Mints? I just get them for the tins...

Topic by The magical duct tape kid   |  last reply


Altoids Tin Spy Kit

Im making a spy kit out of an altoids tin, and I have some things so far, but i have a lot of extra space so I figured I would ask you guys what else I should put in it. Currently, I have 1 mini flashlight, 3 duct tape tabs(ducttape folded over on its self), 3 rubber bands, 3 exacto knife blades, 1 dollar coin, 1 bandage, 1 alcohol cleaning pad.

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altoids tin hygenic pack

My next Instructables is going to be how to fit all your necessities for good hygiene into an altoids tin.Yeah, I know, there are like a million altoids tin can projects, but this is different... kinda. Anyways I have a list of things that will be in the tin and I just want to know if anyone thinks I am missing something, or anything else someone wants to say .Thanks! Here is the list of things going in the tin: toothbrush toothpaste comb soap wash cloth deodorant lotion floss q-tips any more ideas or things i should put, please comment, thanks!

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New Altoids wallet instructable.

There hasn't been much activity in the altoids abusers group lately so i thought id create a new type of altoids wallet, question is , is it worth it? is anyone interested? if you are and have any ideas or things you want to see included just post a comment below! look forward to your suggestions :D

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Altoids tin IR camera?

I was wondering if anyone knew of any HD webcams that could be used as a standalone camera without the computer, or ones that could be modified for such a purpose. I was going to use a standard Sony digital camera, but the key issue there is that glass elements are absorbent in the short IR range, and so kill most of the effect. One element is not that bad, but when you have the 8-10 of varying thickness in the camera's zoom lens assembly, you lose a lot of IR light.  I need the IR effect for demonstration - for example, under IR light, veins and vessels in your hand become a lot more visible, as well as the ability to perceive "heat" becomes a lot more capable. If anyone could either help point out a HD webcam that would work or help me make a standard "cure-all" lens it would be extremely helpful. By cure-all I mean the lenses you find on cameras such as disposable 35mms, ones that either don't have any glass in them or only possess one element and have a focus range of roughly a foot and a half to infinity.

Topic by doctor beatz 


Altoids Blue Headlamp Help

So I just put a bright LED with a switch and reflectors for the LED on an Altoids tin. I was just wondering, how would I make this into a headlamp, or a bikelamp. Any idea of what I would need to fit it over my head or bike? THanks a lot. So, I really do not know how to do this. I am going to go to the hardware store this weekend and try to find any adaptor that would work for my project. I need your help everyone! Thanks : ) -Brennn10

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Altoids Tin Can Charger

Hi, ive made an Altoids tin can charger awhile back and it chargers all my devices but my iphone 5s? Its charges my iphone 5, 4, 4s, and every ipod. What circuitry do i need to allow my charger to charge my iphone 5s? Right now i have a 5v regulator and 2x 200ohm resistors off the positive lead into the positive, data -, and data + connections. Should i add capacitors on the inputs and outputs of the 5v regulator?  The only reason i build my own chargers is because i take long trains rides and flights and i use my rc car 5000mah battery that can last me a week, i put all the circuitry in an Altoids can to hold it together.  

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what's a good substitute for Altoid cans? Answered

I live in France and Altoids or really expensive. When I prepare for a camping trip, I always check out the survival Instructables and the main need is Altoid cans. What can I use instead?

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22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

Guess where most of these are... There are some good tins not on this site too. http://artofmanliness.com/2011/01/30/22-manly-ways-to-reuse-an-altoids-tin/ L

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A new class of BattleBot Altoids BattleBot

A new class of BattleBot – Altoids BattleBot After watching BattleBots on youTube I thought there had to be an easy way of enjoying the same mindless destruction but on a scale that I can accommodate in my apartment. It would also have to be simple enough to build and wire up. The Altoids BattleBot Class. Take any Altoids tin and add to it a hard wire link from a controller to the BattleBot. The controller can be another Altoids tin with a couple of switches and the battery pack. Then add weapons to the unit that can comply to a maximum 300 gram weight limit (without hard wire and controller) with a size limit of no more than 30mm from the edge of the tin and an over all maximum height of 50mm. To prevent a fire hazard (I was thinking of adding a zippo lighter), no batteries that either power the unit itself or weapons are to be placed in the BattleBot. Ive got an idea of using a small solenoid to make a flipper of some sort that could turn an opponents Altoids BattleBot turtle. Any other ideas for weapons?

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where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand need answer ASAP!? Answered

Where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand or in the Gold coast??need answer ASAP!

Question by busterbuster18724   |  last reply



how to make a Altoids tin water proof ? Answered

I need it waterproof for my survival kit .

Question by samo840   |  last reply


Different Name for the contest

They should call the contest the "What can you make out of an altoids tin contest." Anybody have any other ideas for alternate names?

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Will it be safe to charge a 3.7v 2000 mAh lithium battery with a 5v usb cord

I am making an Altoids USB charger with a 3.7v  2000 mAh battery. The project will have a 2.5 female connector. Would it be safe to charge it with a 5v usb to 2.5 cable?

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A guide that must be made!

There are loads of really good instructables about things that can be done with altoids tins: survival kits, candles, stoves/ovens etc and someone should really put all the good ones into a guide so everyone can see all the fantastic ideas people have come up with! Also does anyone know if you can get altiods in the UK or if there are any similar products??

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How can you remove the raised surface on an altoids can?

I want to make the can flat and not have the raised worls ALTOIDS on it how can I do in

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whats price of altoids in countries around the word?

The price of classic altiods around the world you know the mints just post it here. i know in canada the cost 2.99 i think thats overpried

Question by mman1506   |  last reply


What're the Dimensions of a Typical Altoids Tin? Answered

I'm wanting to enter one of the contests, I don't have an Altoids tin at the moment, and I'll be pushing it to get it done in time. If anyone has the dimensions handy, that'd be great. Thank you.

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where can you get altoids boxes?

 instead of purchasing in a publix, where else could you get altoid boxes for free????

Question by chocolate2410   |  last reply


Altoids University Survival Kit Suggestions

Evening everybody, I am working on a altoid survival kit to send to a friend who just started university. I was thinking things like condoms, mints, pencil & pen. But Im kind of stuck now. What else should I throw into it do you think?

Topic by Stuartisnotsocool   |  last reply


Zippo case, made from an altoids small tin

    Hey I have this Altoids case, it's one of the smalls. I was thinking of what to do with it, then I looked at my zippo. I hate the case my zippo is in right now, it's old and worn and for some reason makes your hands stink if you hold it at all. So my zippo fits almost perfectly in the smalls case. But I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to make it where you can light it when its in the case. I was just thinking about cutting some holes in the top with my dremel.  But I would maybe like to try to keep the original flip top aspect of the case. So some how make it flip open like a zippo maybe. Anyone think this sounds interesting. And know where I might be able to get the mechanism. Or is there a way to take it off my old case.     Thanks in advance, maybe I could make an instructable on how I do it.

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Solar charger in altoids tin for 9v??

Well, if you have seen the altoids solar battery charger, and the altoids 9v usb charger, then you must have thought, "why not put em together???". Now, Im not electronics buff, but I'd be willing to bet that since the 9v charger instructable is so small, that it could be incorperated with the solar panel kit. Now, my question is, would i have to do anything ridiculous to convert the solar charger (which is ment to charge 2 AA batterys) into a 9v usb charger w/solar panel while still being inside an altoids tin. PS: I still don't know why I have this wierd fascination with altoids tin DIYs, but I do...

Topic by altoidsrox