Clever Altoids-Tin-Chargers abound, but many feature complex builds. This DIY charger feature a simple schematic more suited for beginners.
Powered by a 9v battery this Altoids Tin hack is suitable for both regular USB devices and iPhone/iPods (as the design includes power on the extra USB lines that Apple devices require). Watch the above video to see it in action and then hit up the link below for the whole step-by-step guide at Instructables.com.
Make a USB iPhone/iPod Charger on the Cheap [Instructables]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/3/11