Intro: Altoids Tin Electric Lighter
The electrical lighter is an underappreciated invention, allowing heating without flame. Although a majority of these electrical lighters are great on their own, sometimes they are a bit hard to store in places they would be useful (such as your pocket) and are sometimes very dangerous as they have a risk of going off. Lucky for you, I have modified the original plans to build a more safe version of the electrical lighter that you can store in your pocket.
(Please take note that this is my first instructable)
Step 1: Gathering Parts
You will need the following items:
Nail and Hammer
Two AA Batteries
AA Battery holder
Step 2: Prepping the Wire
First, you will need to prep your wire. If you're using a coated wire like me, you will need to scratch off the coating. When that's done, take your pencil and coil the wire around the tip of the pencil. Carefully take that off, making sure it maintains it's shape, we won't need that for a while.
Step 3: Prepping the Tin
Start by taking your altoids tin and poking two holes in with the nail and hammer. Make sure this is in the front, or whichever side you want the leads to be coming out of (which side you want to be able to ignite from)
Step 4: Creating the Circut
In this step, you're going to need to build the circut. Start by placing your battery pack within the altoids tin. To make this easier, tape it in place. Take your wire clippers and snip down the wire from the battery pack. Take your switch and solder the leads onto the part of the clipped wire that is still connected to the battery pack. Now solder the clipped off wire to the second lead of the switch. Run both wires of the battery pack through the holes in the tin. This should look like the image above.
Step 5: Solder It Up and We're Finished!
Now that the circut is built, you're going to need to solder the leads to ensure an electrical current. Start by taking the stub of the battery holder wire and solder that onto one of the switch leads. Take the other switch lead and solder that to the piece of the wire we cut off earlier from the battery pack wire. Now solder each end of the wire coil onto both of the two wires protruding from the tin. We're done!