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Minty Bug: Build an FM Bug Inside a Mint Container

Electronics projects that have real world (and showing off to your friends) potential are the most fun; today we take a look at a clever FM bug design hidden in a mint container.

At PyroElectro Projects they wanted to try something new with the whole electronics-in-mint-container genre. They opted to turn a container of Ice Breakers Frost mints (the Ice Breakers response to Altoid Mints, presumably) into a small FM bug.

The most clever part of the design is that the container still holds mints. Aside from a small black dot on the back of the case you’d have little reason to believe it was anything buy a box of mints. Check out the video below to see the mint container unpacked and the hidden electronics payload revealed:

If you’re interested in the project hit up the link below for additional information.

FM Bug Transmitter Mint Box [Pyro Electro Projects via Hack A Day]

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 03/7/11

Comments (3)

  1. Withanamelikedave

    “Whatchu know about the leafy bug, sissy?!”

  2. julian

    You wouldn’t want to have the box moving around in any way, the rattling of the mints would obscure any sound recording.

  3. schil69

    I got one of those in my mobile phone !


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