Altoids Tin IPod Case

Here are some pictures of attempt number one of an Altoids tin iPod case. I made it with a few layers of cardboard, the leg of an old pair of jeans, some wire, a magnet, and two Altoids tin lids. The idea is very simple; cut a cardboard base, add two cardboard layers (each with an iPod sized hole), and glue some denim in there. Then, glue the whole thing inside the lid of a tin. It took a fair bit of clamping and pressing and fitting until the glue started to dry, but it turned out just fine and I made it in less than an hour.

I might make a new improved version later, and I'll get step-by-step photos for a legit Instructable. Until then, enjoy. And if you have any tips for ways I could improve on the design, feel free to tell me.

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    2 years ago

    Thanks for the idea I'll try to attempt to make tomorrow
    ,Jan 27,2017


    this is a really cool idea in school just walk around and when the teacher asks what you are doing, just say its an altoids tin


    5 years ago

    Wouldn't the magnet actually ruin the screen of the iPod? Besides that, it's great! I'm making one right now!

    Maybe you could hide the magnets under the denim/cardboard, which'd mean you'd have to raise the cover bit but wouldn't it look much nicer?

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