Ok so i need a dvd tin case if anyones got one just comment
Posted by stefanwebb49 5 years ago
Greetings all, I have an interest in cutting patterns in the smooth tops of tin candy & mint containers but am a complete noob to this sort of fabricating, would appreciate any helpful offboard links or posted Instructables here. What I'm wanting to achieve is a 'finished' item that looks plasma-cut but since the item itself is quite fragile as well as small in general size I have no clue other than the very time-consuming process of 'routing' out such with a mini-Dremel. Fairly tight budget here too so a dedicated C-N-C setup is a bit unlikely but no impossible. Thanks in advance !
Posted by patron_zero 6 years ago
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
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
My next Instructables is going to be how to fit all your necessities for good hygiene into an altoids tin.Yeah, I know, there are like a million altoids tin can projects, but this is different... kinda. Anyways I have a list of things that will be in the tin and I just want to know if anyone thinks I am missing something, or anything else someone wants to say .Thanks! Here is the list of things going in the tin: toothbrush toothpaste comb soap wash cloth deodorant lotion floss q-tips any more ideas or things i should put, please comment, thanks!
Posted by connorcancount! 10 years ago
Hi ...Here is an other "failed experiment" ...I tried to mix Sulfur and Tin with the hope to make a ZnS phosphor ... (Yes, I know ... I confused Sn and Zn)So, indeed, when I poured some Sulfur powder over my melting Tin, the Sulfur melted, boiled and vaporized ...Ok. Now my question : If I pour some Sulfur powder over melting Zinc, will Sulfur vaporize, or will I get some ZnS ?(actual question : is there a simple non industrial mean to make ZnS phosphor ?)=o]
Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago
Today while I was walking on the street I saw something that gave me an idea. I saw a piece of tin foil stuck to the road. I think this happened when tin foil flew out of someone's trash, landed on the road, and was run over by cars repeatedly. After the cars run the foil over it wedges itself into the cracks and doesn't come out unless you peel it off. Now here's my idea: buy a ton of tin foil and cover the street with it or write something on the street. Anyone know if this would be legal? Anyone ever done this before? Any suggestions if I do it? P.S. I live stateside if that matters
Posted by sardines454 10 years ago
So theres this broken (battery dead) executive calculator thing lying around my house. I'm not really interested in the calculator.(Anything worth salvaging?) But it was held in a nice thin silver metal box. Measurements are.. Length 9 cm Width 6 cm Depth 0.9 cm As you can see from images there is a hole where the battery would have been changed from on one side of the box. Can anyone think of anything fun I could do with this?
Posted by Turbo427 9 years ago
Hi there. I recently read an instructable on here on how to solder (rather, read through several) and all of them mentioned that it was imperative to tin the tip of your soldering iron. So I took out my trusty butane soldering iron, and tinned it with a layer of solder so thin, I can't see a thickness to it, and can only tell it's there because it's shinier than the tip of the soldering iron. My problem, is now the tip doesn't appear to get hot enough to melt solder (?!), as no matter how long I hold it directly on a piece of solder, it never actually seems to melt. I tried brushing the tip with some sandpaper (while cold) and a diamond drill bit (gently! while hot) to try and remove some of the solder from it, but to no avail. I can no longer solder anything. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong or how I could fix this? Thanks, Adam
Posted by NuclearDog 10 years ago
When Manuel Rapoport found himself waist-deep in dry milk cans, he decided to make the best of it and weatherproof his house in Patagonia. Relying on what his infant twins had consumed, and donations from local restaurants and bars, he turned the cans into sheets to insulate his house. Glass bottles were cut in two and glued together, used as thermic-isolating bricks for small skylights and windows.Plus it looks awesome! Kudos Manuel.via: treehugger
Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago
Alright folks, I need your help.I am looking for a tool that punches holes in Altoids tins. With my Altoids Flashlight kits, teachers at schools can't really use drills in the classroom, so I need a punch that will be able to make holes with the hit of a hammer or something along those lines. It has to be something small; not like a drill press or anything. It has to be a small punch or something that I can ship with the kits so that a teacher can use it to make holes.The holes need to be big enough to fit mini PB switches and LEDs. I need maybe a website that can supply different sizes of punches; that way I can order just one and order it in bulk.I usually make these holes with my Dremel, and not everyone owns a Dremel, so I need something that I can include in my bulk orders that can punch holes in various pieces of metal.I am not sure if such a punch exists. It may take one or two punches to get a hole punched; but I am not sure of where to get such a tool.BONUS!!!: Anyone who finds the perfect tool that I need, will receive a free kit as a thank you. After a few days I will let the user know if he/she will receive the kit. Anyone have any ideas? Much appreciated!Thanks!(I sort of had to rush with the explanation of what I need; I have to get to work. But if you have any questions about it just ask me)
Posted by Brennn10 9 years ago
I have these two tins- One, a Jones Soda Carbonated Candy Tin with a removable cap that says " I'm out like granny panties in low-rise jeans." The other tin is a Caribou Coffee Sugar-Free Peppermint Mints with a slide-off top that I currently use for guitar picks. Please help me think of an idea to use these for.
Posted by Salsa766 9 years ago
I know that copper is a better conductor than tin or aluminum. But one of my friends a few days ago told me that instead of etching his layout on copper, he used the bottom of an altoids tin. he said all he did was sand the bottom until there was no paint of the altoids can and then he etched his layout. (Chemical bath, toner, etc.) So my question is, Does anyone know how to etch custom layouts (toner layouts) on tin or aluminum? **I figure this could save people some money and time on some projects. :)
Posted by batboy61490 10 years ago
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
I am looking to output electricity from a solar panel made of tin foil. I don't mind how small the voltage is for, with enough time, I can make a massive amount of them and create the needed voltage. Is it even possible? I want to try using just basic materials like tin foil, cardboard, wire, tape, etc. etc. All replies are appreciated!
Posted by freethetech 7 years ago
I'm really really thrilled to announce the launch of the new minty Geek watercolour kit (http://mintygeek.com/watercolour.html). This one is a very personal kit, as I have always wanted a really well made portable watercolour set and here it is. Do check it out and feel free to ask any questions all the best Mark Brickley MD Minty Geek
Posted by mbrickley 7 years ago
Ok, I have a question. If my friend and I began to build unique cigar box, tin, and slide guitars, would people buy them? We would make them with much more craftsmenship than the ones I have previously build. We would take our time and do our best to make them playable guitars. Would anyone out there contemplate buying one for mabe $35-$50? They would be similar to the links below. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Electric-Cigar-Box-Guitar-for-25/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Guitar/ https://www.instructables.com/id/3-string-slide-guitar/ https://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cigar-Box-Guitar-with-cigar-box-amp/ https://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Box-Guitar/ Also, we would probably sell through craigslist or ebay, maybe even using youtube or instructables to get the word out. If you are interested, contact me because we will be making these plus other products.
Posted by freeza36 6 years ago
I am currently planning out an altoids tin accordion- style wallet and I want it to be lit up with led lights on the inside. I figure one light will do so it with stay simple. I was hoping to wire it in a way that it takes up little room and the light would turn on when the tin opens rather than hitting a switch or button, however, I can't for the life of me think of a way to do this. If anyone could give me ideas or blueprints for a small led circuit that is completed by opening the altoids tin housing it sits in, it would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Posted by adam72 6 years ago
I recently got some Penguin mints from the US (I live in South Africa) and I had an idea, I want to make the ultimate mint tin mod/kit. Basically I'd like to get some ideas for various things to include or ways to modify the tin so it'll be useful in the most number of situations.
Posted by Soulsmith 9 years ago
I would like to dress up as a tin of sardines and cant find a fancy dress costume anywhere.....it has to be uber laght weight as its for a festival and i dont want to have to carry it about....also waterproof.....and cheap......CAN YOU HELP ME!!!!
Posted by katylord 10 years ago
I love transformers very much after I watched the movie. So I decided to make a Optiums Prime. Last year I finished this works which had lasted two month. It made by less than 40 tins and some other things. The Optiums Prime is about 40cm high, and almost all of joints can act include neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, legs, and every fingers
Posted by dangerouswpp 8 years ago
Well i'm pretty ambitious in wanting to cosplay a charcter from from favourite tv show Xena : Warrior Princess, no matter how camp and cheesy it is :-P Most of the sewing and basic pieces such as armbands wristbands and the corseted dress are easy enough to do....the difficulty will be in replicating the 'metal armour' especially the breastplate Xena wears...and possibly the Chakram (that round frizbee like throwing thing :P ) So i've been looking around at different methods trying to get an all round idea of the best way to go about it, keeping in mind i'd want to keep this costume forever if possible (with a $2000 price of a Xena costume from Todd's costumes not being ideal) ...i want authenticity, with the armour being a strong and sturdy as possible with a DIY. Saying that the various instructables for Halo seem to be the way to go: Having seen three awesome tutorials that i could definitely see myself end up using: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halo-ODST-Armor-Helmet-Part-1-of-6-of-ODST-Armo/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Paper-Resin-and-Fiberglass-to-be-the-Maste/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Halo-Armor/?&sort;=ACTIVE&limit;=40&offset;=40 Going the Halo armour route honestly seem the easiest. As while i would love to get as close to authentic metal battle armour as possible....there is time, money, and skills to consider. Also through looking here: http://www.therpf.com/f24/need-help-xena-armor-85017/ I've seen that it might be quite possible to create a two piece mould to cast the items. This would involve making a paper mache cast of my chest...creating the shape of the breast plate onto that....removing the breast plate...probably shaped out of nice sturdy lay (or not). From there.....a mould could be cast from the breastplate....probably by something simply enough to mould around the front and the back of the breastplate....pressed to take on it's form and shape. One side would have to be done and dried/cured...the the other ensure the shaped of the breast plate is imprinted correctly and that non of the resin will seep through the mould... Now. I would love ideas for methods, materials, best way to paint to cast as i am a total noob just throwing around ideas at this stage. Some questions: Would it be possibly to use some as a finish so that the breastplate and other items actually feel like they are made of metal (never mind that there filled with resin)? How hard and how brittle would the resin be? Is it just like plastic? Will it break easily? If there is say a bit of side spillage when casting the resin, would it be possible to fix, say cut it off? What about the possibility of using Precious Metal Clay? Wouls it be hard/brittle/expensive/breakable? Is there such a think as bendable resin? (say for the armbands and wristbands) Would it be possible to 'coat' (as you might paint) resin onto the clay breastplate and remove it to create a replica? (without the need for a two part mould in this case)
Posted by Mavican 7 years ago
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
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
Ever seen the movie "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp? There is a scene in the movie where a little boy lights a punched tin candle holder, the punches are shaped like cats, witches, scary trees, etc. The heat from the candle makes the tin slowly spin.....casting scary shadow pictures all over the walls. This is SO COOL, I have been looking for one for years on ebay, antique shops and such....cannot find one! This would make a GREAT instructable!
Posted by zowi420 7 years ago
OK i have been thinking about doing this for a while now and i finally did. Its an ipod chaarger and an FM transmitter fitted in a n altoids tin. The top view is the button for the fm transmitter and its green indicator LED beside it THe red button is the button for the ipod charger and its red LED beside it. THe inside pic might look like a tangled mess but i made my wire to long and i had to like jam them in to make them fit The 9V is for the ipod chager and the AAA is for the fm transmitter. Please leave some feedback i want to know how i did. Thanks
Posted by fretmelter 11 years ago
I am concerned Instructables could be hurt by the Prudometer being ratched too high on comments. That's bad for the company. Here's a post just sent to Tin Cloth that was automatically rejected for either being irrelevant or abusive: "I recall 60 years ago when my parents bought me an oil cloth slicker in Istanbul, Turkey. It was kinda smelly, but it worked until I outgrew it. That was just plain cloth, not canvas. I use that mix of bee's wax, turpentine and linseed oil as a preservative for old tools. I got a paint can of it in the garage. Much more durable than WD-40." How "plain Jane" can you get? I came back to visit because of the newsletter.
Posted by Tim Temple 5 years ago
Hi, ive made an Altoids tin can charger awhile back and it chargers all my devices but my iphone 5s? Its charges my iphone 5, 4, 4s, and every ipod. What circuitry do i need to allow my charger to charge my iphone 5s? Right now i have a 5v regulator and 2x 200ohm resistors off the positive lead into the positive, data -, and data + connections. Should i add capacitors on the inputs and outputs of the 5v regulator? The only reason i build my own chargers is because i take long trains rides and flights and i use my rc car 5000mah battery that can last me a week, i put all the circuitry in an Altoids can to hold it together.
Posted by MRCmegarallycar 4 years ago
So I am making an LED circuit on a normal PC-Board. There is no special circuit printed on it, except the holes and such. So I stuck all the LEDs in and I want to make the circuit. However, I can't seem to connect the solder with eachother, because it only goes into the holes. I can't seem to get it to make a straight line, filling in all of the holes. I am getting quite frustrated. Any suggestions? Should I use wires to connect the multiple LEDs together? -Nick
Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago
Hello everyone,You may or may not have seen my latest instructable and entry into the Pocket-sized contest.>>> Maker Tin <<<Well even after i had crammed all those tools into the tin, there was still space left !!So i thought i would turn to the community for help filling that space !Thanks to..KitemanGmjhoweYokozunaTobz1122...for the great suggestions.I have already awarded the our patches and i need to save them for other contests so i cant give out any more :( sorry. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas !!Currently the Maker Kit contains :Mini Craft KnifeSupergluePencilNotepadMatches and strikerSewing KitMetal FileButton Cell batteryRed,Yellow,Green,Blue LED'sResistorsWireShrink Tubing2x Crocodile clipsSandpaperDuct TapeElectrical TapeMini ScissorsMagnet (Gmjhowe)Screw/Nail holderSaw (Tobz1122)2x Zip ties (Yokozuna)Candle (Kiteman)So the question is, What maker tools would you like to see in the kit ??I look forward to your suggestions !
Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago
I've made several attempts to melt down a tin alloy metal (92% tin, 8% antimony) to make pendants; small pendants for necklaces. I haven't had any luck with this at all! The mold has been cast - the metal has been chosen but...my process isn't working. I'm using a hot plate and a small teflon pan to melt the metal. The problems I'm running into are: Once I melt the alloy, I can't get it into the mold before it starts cooling. It pours out too quickly from the pan, then cools too quick to finish pouring. It's a small mold (1 3/4" diameter with 1/8" lines) which isn't helping I'm sure. Not sure on a couple things I'm hoping somebody who know more about this than I do could possibly make some suggestions. I don't know if I should be using a flux to keep the metal clean because it is getting dirty after the melting. I don't know how to get it from the pan to the mold before it cools? Someone, I'd imagine, must have come out with a tool for transferring small amounts of metal to molds. I tried a glass eye dropper today but didn't have any luck with the transfer process. Not sure if a crucible and flux is the way to go or not. If so, does anybody know of a good company that has items designed for this type of work? Any and all help / info / suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you
Posted by Vince11 2 years ago