Intro: Mini Altoid Gas Grill
The title has it all, you've seen the original Altoids Grill that uses small pieces of charcoal or even alcohol. We made the first Butane Lighter Altoids Gas Grill...
Keep in mind that this is not really safe for actually cooking something on it, but you can heat up water, pans, etc.
We hope y'all enjoy this 'able Here is the video link http://blip.tv/file/3059844 just in case y'all don't want to take the time to read out the FULL Instructable
Step 1: Getting Your Supplies
You need to obtain to get the following items.
Most importantly you need to get an Altoids Box A large one from the classic Altoids, and an Altoids Mini box.
Next you need a coat hanger that has no plastic coating on the outside of the wires.
You need to obtain a hacked lighter, you can find out how to make one by watching our Hacked Lighter video on this link Hacked Lighter
You also need a bullet plug, you can find them at Radio Shack
and several pieces of aluminum tape in order to wrap up the burner.
and lastly you need to get a small coffee straw or a straw from the end of a compress air blower.
Step 2: Getting the Burner Ready
Okay now the actual burner is going to be a little tricky. The first thing you have to do is get your bullet plug and place it at the end of your straw. Now using aluminum tape you need to tape the aluminum tape around the straw and the bullet plug.
This will actually serve two purposes,
(1) it will protect your tube from catching fire and melting away.
(2) it will allow you to bend the tube in any position you want.
Once you have the straw ready to be in working condition you need to make a small hole in the Small Altoids just big enough to fit the bullet plug. Then you need to place the plug on the small hole and wrap the side of the container up with aluminum tape in order to prevent gas from escaping the side of the Altoids box.
Once it's finished, you need to make several holes on the top of the Altoids box this will dissipate the gas to several of the grill.
So this will get the burner ready for ya'
Step 3: Adding the Lighter to the Burner
So now that you have the straw ready for the lighter, so you need to attach the hacked lighter onto the end of the Straw. you do this by placing the straw right at the end of the gas exit valve. Press in the gas and light the burner to test out the burner and see if it works.
Step 4: The Actual Grill Top
The lid of your Altoids grill will be made from the large Altoids box. You need to cut the edges of the lid of the Altoids using a Dremel Drill.
Once you have the lid taken off, cut small segments of your your Coat Hanger and you will use them as a grill top. Then using aluminum tape hold everything together for added resistance.
Lastly you need to drill a small hole on the side of the Altoids box and this is where you are going to place the straw tube.
Step 5: Finishing Up the Grill
So you have finished the Straws, the burner and the grill top.
Next you need to place the straw inside of the side hole of the Altoids box.
Using aluminum tape to the bottom of the Altoids small burner attach it to the Altoids Grill.
Then place the grill top on top of the Altoids box and attach the Lighter to the end of the straw. Finally just ignite the burner and get ready for it.
Keep in mind that THIS IS BAD FOR YOU .... we've read a couple of articles that states that butane is bad for you. SOOOOO with that in mind, only use it as a novelty or to heat up water etc.