Keep This Altoids Tin Martini Kit On You at All Times

I will say this up front: I like projects that stuff cool things in little Altoids tins. Don't know why! I just do. But I think we can all get behind this one, which puts a martini in your pocket. » 11/24/10 8:20pm 11/24/10 8:20pm

MintyBoost Cracks the Secrets of Apple's Charging Methods

MintyBoost was a terrifically handy DIY USB charger, housed in an Altoids gum tin. It worked great, until Apple changed the way it charged devices, gimping third-party chargers. But have no fear! The MintyBoost team is on the case. » 8/04/10 1:00pm 8/04/10 1:00pm

Altoids: Curiously Strong, Curiously Hacked

Let's get that Taste Test taste out of your mouths with a little after dinner mint, shall we? Then, when we've exhausted our supply of Altoids, we can be good little geeks and make zany things from the tins! » 8/30/09 6:30pm 8/30/09 6:30pm

Altoids Tin Catapult Will Make You Feel, and Act, 10 Years Old Again

Here's an Instructables to bring back the obnoxious kid that lives not so far down in all of us: Learn how to turn one of those miniature Altoids tins into a tiny catapult. It'll be fun for nobody but you. » 7/10/09 1:00am 7/10/09 1:00am

Self-Contained RPG Game Solely in a Mint Tin

If you thought putting your iPod nano in an Altoids tin was impressive, check out what Greg Sanders got inside a Penguin mints tin. It's a self-contained RPG game whose parts all fit inside the tin. All you have to do is plug in a Sega Genesis controller and a TV and you're set. Yes, but does it tell you how old your… » 8/02/07 5:20pm 8/02/07 5:20pm

Make Your Own Altoids Box Vibrator

Take the oscillating innards of an Oral-B electric toothbrush, shoehorn them into an Altoids tin, and what do you have? A curiously strong vibrator, that's what. The Homemade Sex Toys site has full step-by-step instructions. It's yet another use for the improbably versatile and useful Altoids box. » 2/21/07 9:25am 2/21/07 9:25am

Make a Survival Kit From An Altoids Tin

What, you mean eating Altoids, using them as disinfectant, and throwing them at charging bears wasn't good enough? Guess not. As you can see from the picture, there's, uh, a compass. And a, uh, light, thingy. Yeah. Who says bloggers aren't outdoorsy? » 8/25/06 5:00pm 8/25/06 5:00pm