Altoids Clock




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A new mod for an old favorite.

Step 1: Gather Materials

You'll need a(n);
cheapo clock,
battery for clock,
Altoids Sours tin,Awl,
and packing cardboard(
the thin stuff)
for a spacer.

Step 2: Make Room for Clock

Eat all the Altoids and use the
awl to punch a hole towards the
bottom of the O (in the center).

Step 3: Make the Spacers

Cut two pieces out of the piece of card board and put them on the bottom of the tin.

Step 4: Put in the Clock

Put in the clock.(duh)
Then trim the hands of the clock so they are about;
1" for the second hand,3/4"for the minute hand and 5/8"
for the hour hand.

Step 5: Batteries

You get the idea.
Now for a vid.



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    85 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 5

    hey i loved the clock im gonna make a project for school just like itwish me luck!!!!!!!!!


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    No. Get a clock kit @ walmart, hobby lobby, etc. They're about $12 or less.


    that is a very large waste of money, if you go to walmart. They have clocks you can disassemble for 4$. You also get to keep the plastic lens cover thing, and the body. I was bored just a few hours ago, bought one, reversed it and made a new clock face.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Here's one I did. I drilled small holes in the 3, 6, 9, and 12 spots and wired in 4 blue leds with resistors on all 4 powered by 3 small 1.5 v watch batteries run in series, and added 2 magnets to the back. I think it turned out kinda cool but completely unpractical with the leds. If I make another one I think I will get some glow in the dark florescent green paint and paint the hands and some paper to put behind maybe all the hour marks.Ill post it if and when I get it done.

    10 replies

    the only problem is, where are the hands pointing to? in the picture, i assume it is about 11 o'clock, but couldn't it be 2:15 it tilted 90 degrees?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    doesnt matter if it's tilted 90 degrees or anything really. All you do is find out the correct time and then tilt the hour of the clock to that hour then simply adjust the minute hand appropriately to the current minutes ( at the altoids name level, it will take some twisting ) then it will be on time forever. Do the same thing when you have to move up an hour or back one during daylight saving time.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Nothing to do with the ible but analog is that a katamari damaci (hope I spelled it right) avatar. I love that game.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the comment its really easy to make i think the hardest part was finding the altoids tin lol seems to be a dying breed


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The only problem is that in my country we don't have Altoids. I have made a topic on instructables marketplace in the wanted category that I am looking for Altoids tins. Would you happen to have some, and are willing to sell me?