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A deployed US solider (somewhere in the Middle East) was looking for an electronics project to do with his team, he writes in…

We received the four MintyBoost kits a couple of days ago. In preperation for a longish mission we have coming up, several of the guys were interested in building them sooner rather than later (so we could keep our iPod’s charged, of course). My wife has been kind enough to send us out some Altoids gum tins, so soon they will have more durable homes… right now they are living in the anti-static bags they came in. There were a bunch of guys wanting to try their hands at it, as many of the guys have never soldered anything. With only four kits and a pretty small room (where our Commo guys hang out, they had the soldering system) they drew straws ;-)

Attached are some pics, though not as many as I had intended to take, of the work that was done. A hearty thanks from all of the guys here. They were all very pleased with the result of their handiwork (they all worked without problems). I think that some of the guys are inspired to play around more with electronics. I’m trying hard to bring a little geek light to some of the less geek-endowed among us. Hehe!

MintyBoost USB Charger Kit v1.2 – Link.