Friday, July 22, 2011

Getting a Charge out of Altoids

Love the Altoids?  Can't bear to throw away all the cool tins?  You could... keep Life Savers in them!  Loose change!  Toss in some first-aid supplies!  Melt some candle wax, drop in a wick or two and boom!  Instant travel candle.  If you want more of a challenge, Popular Science will tell you how to make a battery charger out of an Altoid tin.  You have to be able to solder, you need a voltmeter and a 160-ohm resistor.  Yeah, eye of newt anyone?  Popular Science graciously offers several projects online including an eentsy BBQ grill.  You know you want one.

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2 comments:

opinionscount said...

I use my Altoids tin for storing my flash drives at home so I don't lose them.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who used one to make a mini memory book. It is awesome!