Altoids Clock

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Introduction: Altoids Clock

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A new mod for an old favorite.

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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

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    ehpatch
    ehpatch

    10 years ago on Step 5

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

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    mason0190
    mason0190

    11 years ago on Step 5

    will a watch work i dont have a cheap clock...

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    eyeguy6
    eyeguy6

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

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

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    Father Christmas
    Father Christmas

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    shenkmeister
    shenkmeister

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Find a garage sale. I dont think i've ever been to a garage sale that didn't have a cheapo clock.

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    lacrosseislife24
    lacrosseislife24

    13 years ago on Step 5

    what an exciting video lol i geuss there was not much else to video

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    haha, thats what I was thinking

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    devries102001
    devries102001

    12 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.

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    Scrubsfan1234
    Scrubsfan1234

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    leftova3
    leftova3

    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.

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    smileys
    smileys

    Reply 11 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.

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    devries102001
    devries102001

    Reply 12 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

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    gaara0sama1
    gaara0sama1

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I know! They taste soo good! WHYYY!?!?!?!?!?

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    comodore
    comodore

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    That looks really cool! Grate job! I am also going to make one whit LEDs.

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    devries102001
    devries102001

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    well when you get it finished please post some pics. i would like to see how yours comes out.

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    comodore
    comodore

    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?