But, of course, regular altoids are basically pure sugar, and are therefore very bad for the teeth and regular altoids do have calories, too: 333 calories each, which adds up if you're chewing through whole tins of them. So this past week, thing one came home from school with an assignment upcycle something old into something new they've been reading a book at school about a girl who builds a robot out of the things her family plans to throw away. A better diy altoids palette h ey there do it yourselfer's i saw a brilliant way to improve the altoids palette: rigid paint pans, nothing to fall out, and easy to transfer to a new tin if your old altoids box starts to rust. Dozens of projects in every issue covering robots, drones, 3d printing, craft and more tips and skill-building tutorials with inspiration from the leaders of the maker community save over 40% off the annual cover price. You can use these to store small sewing and embroidery projects or just as trinket boxes i've included a free pdf pattern on my blog with templates for the top, bottom, and inside of the altoids tin.
Empty altoids tins make great containers for craft supplies, and they're absolutely perfect for keeping embroidery supplies in order while stitching on the go. How to reuse an empty altoids tin altoids candy comes in a variety of small, sturdy metal tins that invite creative reuse if you have one (or a giant stack) left over, try one of these projects to put it to good use. Altoids tin electronics lab (open) this is a small electronics lab in an altoids tin it contains nearly everything to work on small projects, such as a breadboard, components (including several ics), and a adjustable power supply. Diy crafts: ten ways to repurpose an altoids tin altoids tins are icons of upcycling even folks who aren't into diy crafts often reuse these handy containers for things like storing change or organizing small knick knacks.
I like to build small electronics projects and like many others i have found the small altoids tins to be excellent enclosures these tins are inexpensive, well shielded, easy to work with, and least but not least they enable you to make experimental circuits that are sturdy enough that they can be. This was funny, i have most of that at home but need an altoids container i generally eat mint leaves my truck emergency kit looks more like mylar, blanket, snow boots, shovel, and a bale of hay for weight and traction on ice. Meet the altoids builds (click here to get started) almost twins the only differences are the location of the power button and battery status indicators, and a few wiring changes. These blank tins are about the size of an average altoids or candy tin these make perfect pocket survival kit containers and can be used for all sorts of crafts and other projects they are blank so. Adafruit industries, unique & fun diy electronics and kits altoids mints sized tin id: 97 - useful for larger electronic projects, including the ybox2 kit.
There are just some things that are beg to be used and repurposed, and the altoid tin is one of those things with its easy use pocket size and durable material, it makes sense that this is something that people would use for other things. The only altoids tin that i use is my fire kit it holds my basic tinders, a few ways of making fire has a hole punched in the lid in the center so i can make char cloth with it as well. The altoids surprise noise maker is a great project for all ages, but younger kids will need help from adults to wind it up make this fun project to give someone you know a sonic surprise. The pocket kit fitting inside an altoids tin, this kit is easy to keep on hand at all times this is ideal for anyone who wants to have the essential.
[sociallinkz] there is always something to be said for space saving in any survival situation if we decide that we can reduce the quantity of each item that would be in our survival kits or bug out bag, we can have most of it in the size of an altoids tin. The new portable raspberry pi has been created by sk pang electronics and features a qwerty keyboard complete with touchpad and it owns portable power pack, which has all been mounted on to a transparent base with a carrying handle. Top 50 ways to reuse altoids tins october 19, 2011 by cathy you can recycle them, throw them in the recycle bin- but just in case you wanted to know how to reuse altoid tins or for that matter any mint tins. The altoids tin is now copper plated and ready for etching the artist selects a digital image of a victorian etching and prints it onto a piece of sticky transfer paper he applies the transfer paper with the image to the top of the altoids tin lid.
Polymer clay projects once you get started covering altoids tins with brightly-colored polymer clay, the sky is the limit you can even use your decorated tin for one of the other projects mentioned here. Altoid tin crafts my husband loves altoids, and i love celestial seasonings tea which is where these cute tins came from between the two of us, we have far too many little tins that we need to use up. Curiously altoids: like all our curious mints, altoids curiously strong peppermint mints come in easy to pack, sturdy tins, that keep our cool, flavorful mints fresh longer perfect for packing in a purse, tossing in a briefcase or throwing in a backpack.
Altoid tins make great cases and chassis for electronics and ham radio projects but they are hard to cut as the metal tends to tear easily a simple way is to freeze water in the tin, and then do the cutting. Homebrew altoids tin diy build of a dual 24 hour clock, 1 for local time, and 1 for utc time a quick an easy project, that takes very little time to complete.
I really love making projects out of altoids especially the new altoids smalls tins they're so small and so very very cute i've seen a couple of instructables on how to turn these small tins into flashlights, but i think that we can do a better job both in appearance and craftsmanship this. Page 1 of 2 - altoids fly box - posted in step by step patterns & tutorials: here is how i create my simple altoids fly box:materialsempty altoids tinfoam door hanger3d printed templaterazor bladestep 1cut foam to fit the inside of the tini set the tin on the door hanger and cut around the edge. Altoids are a brand of breath mintsthe brand was created by the london-based smith & company in the 1780s, and later became part of the callard & bowser company in the 19th century.