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22 Ways to Recycle an Altoids Mint Tin

Altoids tins are a staple in many tinker’s workshops, the sturdy little metal box is a great container for all sorts of projects. Check out this collection of Altoid tin conversions including electronics, survival, and gaming projects.

The Art of Manliness shares a great collection of 22 hand-picked Altoid tin projects including a survival kit, a fishing box, a fireball shooter, and an electronics kit, among other great projects. Hit up the link below to check them all out and if you know of a project that isn’t listed share it in the comments below.

22 Ways to Use an Altoids Tin [Art of Manliness via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/9/11

Comments (4)

  1. jb

    I use them to hold my headphones. :D

  2. Nathan

    Forgot my favorite: MintyBoost.

    I lost mine ages ago and haven’t gotten around to buying another kit

  3. gilteon

    @jb Me too!

  4. Old Gnome

    I’m a guitarist. I use a smaller tin to store picks.

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