Need Free altoids Tins!!!!!!

I need some altoids tins for electronic projects. I live in Australia and altoids are not sold here. I will pay shipping if under $15USD.

Posted by Harry Park 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Buying Altoids in the U.K.? Answered

Whereabouts can I buy Altoids mints in the High Street? The only tin I've had was from a motorway services (at motorway services prices). So many projects . . . so few tins.

Asked by AndyGadget 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

I would like to Know how to an Altoids tin into something useful any ideas? Answered

Hi, I have a bunch of Altoid tins laying around and I would like to do something cool but useful. If it is not useful, well, I don't care, it mostly is all about the cool part.

Asked by sonicshockwave 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

i have an idea but im 14 and have no clue how

I have an altoids tin uk version and i want to make a cool device i had an idea a toglee swich and leds right i want to make it so that i can that when its turned off that one led (red go on and when turned on the other one (green) light up i need this to put into very easy instruction because im 14 and got no experience with building it when i know how i will ask my dad to help so how would i make this here an image of the tin Edit my mam chucked one out while cleaning i got it but it some how as a large hole in it can i still use it or is is scrap the hole is on the lid not on the bottem.

Asked by christopher3 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

New Altoids Tin Design

Has anyone else noticed the new altoids tin design? They embossed the writing on the plain altoids tin, and the altoids smalls now have this weird tab on the end. What do you guys think of it?

Posted by ultrauber 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

altoids taser

Altoids have always protected us from bad breath, why not muggers? if somebody could fit a disposable camera taser or something in an altoids tin, that would be AWESOME!

Posted by thefonz101 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

What is the most practical use for an Altoids tin? Answered

The more practical, the better.

Asked by Maxaxle 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How come so many people use Altoid containers? Answered

I've seen atleast 50 'ibles on altoid wallets alone!How come?

Asked by Creator of Weapons 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

¿Average price of an Altoids Tin?

Altoids tins are a very needed resouce for an instructaholic so i ask how much do you pay in your local currency for a altoids tin PS: my currency is argentinian peso, and altoids tins are 11pesos (aprox. u$s 3.50)

Posted by santy22 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Altoids tin helicopter?

I need to find a way to make an altoids tin helicopter. What can I use as a rotor?

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Who actually likes the Altoids Mints?

Who actually likes the Altoids Mints? I just get them for the tins...

Posted by The magical duct tape kid 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Altoids or NES controllers?

As you probably know NES controllers and Altoid tins are popular cases for many mods. Which do you prefer?

Posted by NetReaper 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

were i can have a altoid tin in canada? Answered

Asked by copper tube 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Free altoids tins


Posted by Cpl.Ellis 5 years ago | last reply 1 year ago

ALTOIDS!?!? Answered

I got a altoids container and gonna get some more so what should i make?

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Where can I buy altoids in Hong Kong? Answered

Asked by TNEN 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

WTB: Empty altoids tins.

If you have any pm me.

Posted by LaserRain 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

what's a good substitute for Altoid cans? Answered

I live in France and Altoids or really expensive. When I prepare for a camping trip, I always check out the survival Instructables and the main need is Altoid cans. What can I use instead?

Asked by Quest for Questions 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

altoids tin charger problem

If anyone in the instructables community knows circuitry well please look at this circuit diagram for a 9v portable charger.  

Posted by seedeeess 8 years ago

how to make a Altoids tin water proof ? Answered

I need it waterproof for my survival kit .

Asked by samo840 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

Guess where most of these are... There are some good tins not on this site too. L

Posted by lemonie 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand need answer ASAP!? Answered

Where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand or in the Gold coast??need answer ASAP!

Asked by busterbuster18724 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Altoids tin woodworking tools

The Woodworking Magazine blog had a contest for tools made out of Altoids tins and the results are pretty amazing. Besides the coolness factor of using an Altoids tin, many of the entries are great for being a good tool on its own. Check out link for the router plane, bevel gauge, drilling jig and more.The Winner of Our Altoids Tool Contest viaMake

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

A new class of BattleBot Altoids BattleBot

A new class of BattleBot – Altoids BattleBot After watching BattleBots on youTube I thought there had to be an easy way of enjoying the same mindless destruction but on a scale that I can accommodate in my apartment. It would also have to be simple enough to build and wire up. The Altoids BattleBot Class. Take any Altoids tin and add to it a hard wire link from a controller to the BattleBot. The controller can be another Altoids tin with a couple of switches and the battery pack. Then add weapons to the unit that can comply to a maximum 300 gram weight limit (without hard wire and controller) with a size limit of no more than 30mm from the edge of the tin and an over all maximum height of 50mm. To prevent a fire hazard (I was thinking of adding a zippo lighter), no batteries that either power the unit itself or weapons are to be placed in the BattleBot. Ive got an idea of using a small solenoid to make a flipper of some sort that could turn an opponents Altoids BattleBot turtle. Any other ideas for weapons?

Posted by gnomedriver 11 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Different Name for the contest

They should call the contest the "What can you make out of an altoids tin contest." Anybody have any other ideas for alternate names?

Posted by Redfox888888 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Will it be safe to charge a 3.7v 2000 mAh lithium battery with a 5v usb cord

I am making an Altoids USB charger with a 3.7v  2000 mAh battery. The project will have a 2.5 female connector. Would it be safe to charge it with a 5v usb to 2.5 cable?

Asked by Sargebubbles26 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

A guide that must be made!

There are loads of really good instructables about things that can be done with altoids tins: survival kits, candles, stoves/ovens etc and someone should really put all the good ones into a guide so everyone can see all the fantastic ideas people have come up with! Also does anyone know if you can get altiods in the UK or if there are any similar products??

Posted by CraftBear 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

name for Altoids robot? Answered

I need a name for altoid bot im creating it has to attenas on the front a reed switch and skid steers runs on a picaxe microcontroller motor driver board . iknow this isnt a real question but in some sense it is it need to be cool no altoid robot or somthing lame like that

Asked by mman1506 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How can you remove the raised surface on an altoids can?

I want to make the can flat and not have the raised worls ALTOIDS on it how can I do in

Asked by undftdking 8 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

whats price of altoids in countries around the word?

The price of classic altiods around the world you know the mints just post it here. i know in canada the cost 2.99 i think thats overpried

Asked by mman1506 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Need Altoids Tins

I just need some Altoids tins to make survival kits for my family i have all the other stuff I just need the Altoids tins if you want to send some just let me know and we will arrange the shipping!

Posted by I3uckwheat 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

What're the Dimensions of a Typical Altoids Tin? Answered

I'm wanting to enter one of the contests, I don't have an Altoids tin at the moment, and I'll be pushing it to get it done in time. If anyone has the dimensions handy, that'd be great. Thank you.

Asked by Sovereignty 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

where can you get altoids boxes?

 instead of purchasing in a publix, where else could you get altoid boxes for free????

Asked by chocolate2410 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

New Altoids wallet instructable.

There hasn't been much activity in the altoids abusers group lately so i thought id create a new type of altoids wallet, question is , is it worth it? is anyone interested? if you are and have any ideas or things you want to see included just post a comment below! look forward to your suggestions :D

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

ALtoids Key security?

I have an idea for a key security device! altoids tin you would use some batteries, and croduce a current through the key via copper wire. if someone (who knows the location of the keys) decides to take it they'll get a shocking suprise! to safely take the keys, just remove bateryes. oh and you mite have to coat the inside of the tin with something

Posted by Sadam and Osama 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Altoids University Survival Kit Suggestions

Evening everybody, I am working on a altoid survival kit to send to a friend who just started university. I was thinking things like condoms, mints, pencil & pen. But Im kind of stuck now. What else should I throw into it do you think?

Posted by Stuartisnotsocool 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

What should I coat the bottom of an Altoids tin with to prevent a short for an electronics project? Answered

I'm about to assemble a DB-9 to USB controller converter so I can play a few old Sega Genesis games again with my Genesis controller. I've decided that I want to try housing it in an Altoids tin, but I'm worried about creating a short.

Asked by Xial 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Altoids Tin Spy Kit

Im making a spy kit out of an altoids tin, and I have some things so far, but i have a lot of extra space so I figured I would ask you guys what else I should put in it. Currently, I have 1 mini flashlight, 3 duct tape tabs(ducttape folded over on its self), 3 rubber bands, 3 exacto knife blades, 1 dollar coin, 1 bandage, 1 alcohol cleaning pad.

Posted by BuildSleepThink 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

How to drill holes in thin steel? Answered

To save me going through the trial and error stage (I can only eat so many Altoids), what is the best way to drill a matrix of neat 5mm holes in the lid of an Altoids tin? Centres will be 12.5mm (1/2") so reasonable gap between. How do you clamp and support the tin without bending it? What drill speed do you use? Centre-punch first? Drill pilot holes? Drill from the inside or outside? I have a bench drill and usual workshop stuff available.

Asked by AndyGadget 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

a new altoids topic?

I've been searching for a new project since my last, which i have finally finished for good. I was hoping to work with some altoids tins, as I have about twenty of the things taking up space in my room. After some research, I noted that the current altoids projects haven't really changed in about a year, so, if you've got an idea, i'm all for it. Please, feel free for any  suggestions. Just don't talk like you drunken a thousand long-island iced-teas.

Asked by MrMystery96 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Zippo case, made from an altoids small tin

    Hey I have this Altoids case, it's one of the smalls. I was thinking of what to do with it, then I looked at my zippo. I hate the case my zippo is in right now, it's old and worn and for some reason makes your hands stink if you hold it at all. So my zippo fits almost perfectly in the smalls case. But I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to make it where you can light it when its in the case. I was just thinking about cutting some holes in the top with my dremel.  But I would maybe like to try to keep the original flip top aspect of the case. So some how make it flip open like a zippo maybe. Anyone think this sounds interesting. And know where I might be able to get the mechanism. Or is there a way to take it off my old case.     Thanks in advance, maybe I could make an instructable on how I do it.

Posted by peaceamidst 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

What can I do with this USB port?

I would like to make an altoids tin iPod charger. I finally got my hands on a computer, and tore it apart only to find these kinds of USB ports. Does anyone know if it is possible to take it off of the circuit board (by breaking the soldering) and still have it work? I still have the cord that connected it to the motherboard. Please tell me how I can accomplish a project like this. I do not know how to solder, but I would not mind learning.  Thank you!

Asked by JMan5 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Solar charger in altoids tin for 9v??

Well, if you have seen the altoids solar battery charger, and the altoids 9v usb charger, then you must have thought, "why not put em together???". Now, Im not electronics buff, but I'd be willing to bet that since the 9v charger instructable is so small, that it could be incorperated with the solar panel kit. Now, my question is, would i have to do anything ridiculous to convert the solar charger (which is ment to charge 2 AA batterys) into a 9v usb charger w/solar panel while still being inside an altoids tin. PS: I still don't know why I have this wierd fascination with altoids tin DIYs, but I do...

Posted by altoidsrox 10 years ago

i need to set up a small backpack for just one day in the minnesota wild... any ideas what to bring? Answered

I of course will bring a backpacking tent and sleeping bag, but i need to know what to bring for other things like cooking, fire, protection etc... maybe even hunting tools for small game if it could all fit in a fanny pack then thats all the better

Asked by redsuit09 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Why does the color near somebody's icon (that shows the number of instructables that they have posted) vary? Answered

Why does the color near somebody's icon (that shows the number of instructables that they have posted) vary? I wonder this because mine used to be red, then I posted about 5 more instructables and it changed to orange. does it have to do with the number posted? (like if you post 5-10 it is green, 11-15 it is orange, so on?) 

Asked by freeza36 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Altoids in hong kong

Where do you buy altiods in hong kong for cheap?

Posted by TNEN 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago