Ok so i need a dvd tin case if anyones got one just comment
Topic by stefanwebb49 6 years ago | last reply 6 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.
Topic by Tim Temple 6 years ago | last reply 6 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
Topic by dangerouswpp 8 years ago
Where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand or in the Gold coast??need answer ASAP!
Question by busterbuster18724 7 years ago | last reply 7 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 !
Topic by =SMART= 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
I have 2 champagne bottles, old keyboard, 2 altoids tins, a ton of baseball topps coins, 2 sets of old computer speakers.... i dont have soldering skills or any fancy cutting thingamajigs.... help? >.<
Question by BarginsTech 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello, Last year i took a trip down to a tin mine, and while i was there, or rather when we were leaving, my little 6yo brother threw a tantrum because he wanted a shiny rock, which weighs about 3Kg, so my dad let him keep it. Like all things like 6yo children pickup that arent valuable or toys, he didnt want it anymore by the time he next left the car. Now i want to auction it off on ebay, but i dont actually know if its just a fine suspension if silicon plates or scales, or if its actually tin ore, which i would suspect since it was found in a tin mine. ive attached a picture for your observations It tooks a bit though like it could also be some kind of petrified log, which im open to selling it as as well. Ide love it if it were both.
Question by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The more practical, the better.
Question by Maxaxle 9 years ago | last reply 8 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
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 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!
Topic by freethetech 7 years ago | last reply 7 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!
Topic by connorcancount! 11 years ago | last reply 10 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!!!!
Topic by katylord 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi, I have an existing summer room with a single skin, 4" corrogated tin roof. It is attached to the roof of the home and I do not wish to rip it apart. I was thinking to install a none bearing set of 4"x2" timbers, a half in from the existin roof, then insulating with 1" x 4'x8' sheets of styrafoam sheets, then a vapour barrier nder this. My main concern is the condensation produced on the inside of the tin roof, when it warms up. If I insualet the way I,m intending to,will this stop this condensation or do i need to do more to prevent it.
Question by grandpa2011 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi everybody, can any one suggest what sort of glue would be best to use to stick tinfoil onto cardboard? I have some flour in the cupboard, and could make some paste with that. or buy some PVA. any opinions? cheers
Topic by dominic.tarr 11 years ago | last reply 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?
Topic by Turbo427 9 years ago | last reply 9 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.
Topic by BuildSleepThink 6 years ago | last reply 6 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.
Topic by MRCmegarallycar 4 years ago | last reply 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
Topic by Brennn10 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
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Topic by Kiteman 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hello! Let me give you some insight into this project (Tin Can Turbine). I'm going to school to get an Airframe and Power Plant Cert. (Aircraft Mechanic). I stumbled across this idea on YouTube one day in class and it really got my gears turning. It's purely for fun, and I'm not even sure if I have the technical skills to get it to work. First of all the way a turbine engine works in layman's terms is Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow. The fan section sucks air in from the atmosphere, Where it is moved to a compressor section which squeezes the air into a tighter pocket of air; which makes the air hotter and more explosive. When the compressed air is pushed into the combustion chamber, it is more volatile than normal air due to the compression. When you add a fuel (jet fuel, gasoline, propane, kerosene etc...) it will ignite with the compressed air (given that there is a spark to get the fuel vapors to ignite). When the fuel/air mixture is lit the fire will continue to burn without an ignition source due to the explosive nature of the compressed air. And the gas (burnt fuel/air) is pushed out the exhaust. There are blades in the rear of the engine called turbine blades, which are connected to the front of the fan/compressor section, in some cases there are two or three turbine blades, which drive the fan, compressor sections independently. Due to the turbine blades being pushed by the exiting gasses, the engine becomes self sustaining. And through black magic, you have a jet engine!!! I'm going to attempt to construct a jet engine (not a motor!) out of a "tin can". I'm really not going to use a tin can, I'm actually going to use .032" thick 3" wide, and about 6" long exhaust piping made out galvanized steel. It's a lot thicker than a typical soup can, thus willing to stand up to more heat. My proposed fuel source will be propane, because it's cheap, and the I'm sure that I'm capable of controling the amount of fuel going into the engine. I'm not sure yet how many fan blades vs. turbine blades that I'm going to use. Right now I'm in the experiment phase. My blades are going to be made out steel can tops, because there is very little cutting involved, beside the actual cutting and angling the blades. and they fit perfectly into the pipe. As for the fuel delivery i'm going to use a copper pipe that is approx .042 thick and hallow. I'm going to cap the end, and wrap it around the inside of can. There will be eight holes drilled into the copper, which should give it plenty of fuel at equal pressure all the way around the can, equals same heat all around. As for the drive shaft, I'm not exactly sure of what to use for that. I may want to go with something hardened already, so the heat surrounding it won't melt it. (that's the hope anyways) . I'm also not sure of what sort of bearings I will use. I was thinking skate board bearing with the plastic crap around the middle taken out (so it doesn't melt and seize the bearings) and extreme high temp. white lithium grease for lube. This is an experiment and I guarantee myself absolutely no success. But I think it will be fun to try. Questions or comments are more than welcome. Please, if you see any problems with the design, let me KNOW!!!
Topic by shawnpc 6 years ago | last reply 8 months ago
I was wondering if anyone knew of any HD webcams that could be used as a standalone camera without the computer, or ones that could be modified for such a purpose. I was going to use a standard Sony digital camera, but the key issue there is that glass elements are absorbent in the short IR range, and so kill most of the effect. One element is not that bad, but when you have the 8-10 of varying thickness in the camera's zoom lens assembly, you lose a lot of IR light. I need the IR effect for demonstration - for example, under IR light, veins and vessels in your hand become a lot more visible, as well as the ability to perceive "heat" becomes a lot more capable. If anyone could either help point out a HD webcam that would work or help me make a standard "cure-all" lens it would be extremely helpful. By cure-all I mean the lenses you find on cameras such as disposable 35mms, ones that either don't have any glass in them or only possess one element and have a focus range of roughly a foot and a half to infinity.
Topic by doctor beatz 6 years ago
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)
Topic by santy22 11 years ago | last reply 11 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.
Topic by Salsa766 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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.
Question by Sovereignty 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm looking for the Length x Width x Height in inches. They have been discontinued and I'm trying to order up blank, empty tins from a supplier for an electronics workshop. I've been scouring the interwebs, but no luck...
Question by agmilmoe 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
so a big part of the population of my school uses dip and they come in tins. i was thinking of making a table made of these tins as a way to recycle them and also show how mutch use there is at our school. what do people think of it??
Question by wonton 8 years ago | last reply 8 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!
Topic by adam72 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
So I'm experimenting with indium-tin oxide glass trying to make a solar panel. I have one sheet I took out from an old touch screen device, and I'd like another piece to fit right over it. I understand that it's also used in display screens. I'd like to know if anyone knows of a method to remove everything from the screen and be left with just the glass?
Question by tylervitale 7 years ago
Right so im trying to make a speaker system for my bicycle and i have some smaller speakrs that i want to use an altoids tin as the box to mount on handle bars, but i dont know what tool to use to cut the holes the speakers im guessing are about 1.5 inches in diameter. or smaller. anyone got any suggestions?
Question by unaffiliatedperson 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've bought and cut some lengths of mild steel tube to make chimes for a doorbell. Mild steel has a nice ring to it, which is why I bought it instead of aluminium, but it has already started rusting, so I was thinking of tinning the tube before I build the whole thing. My question is mainly how to clean it properly before I tin it. The outside I can do with wire wool but not the inside. I was thinking of just using vinegar to etch away the rust and then give it a good wash before putting it in the tinning solution. Is this likely to work ok? Also any tips on the actual tinning process would be useful. As far as I know you just make up the solution and then put the tube in it for a set amount of time, but I've never done it before, so it would be good to hear from someone who's tried this.
Question by ganglion 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I just got my first soldering iron, a pen style weller. It was a real cheapo at $20 from home depot. When I go to tin the tip all the solder just beads up on itself and won't touch the iron. The iron turns black almost instantly and will smoke even if nothing is touching it. I have tried two different solders, one that came with it and some electric solder I bought separately, both are lead free and rosin core. The iron is 25 watts and gets up to 750 degrees fahrenheit. Any ideas?
Question by DELETED_Fuogger 8 years ago | last reply 8 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 !
Topic by patron_zero 7 years ago | last reply 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...
Topic by altoidsrox 11 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
Topic by scoochmaroo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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