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How to make an Altoids tin version of the MiniPOV! -

It seems that everyone and their mother is cramming various projects into mint tins these days. Well, that’s a bandwagon that I just couldn’t resist jumping onto. The only question was what project to build?

I ordered a MiniPOV3 kit from the Makezine Store, a while back. After building it and playing with it, and letting my kids play with it, and repairing it a couple times after the kids played with it, I decided it needed a case to live in. Realization struck. The first thing I did was check Google to find out if it had been done before. As far as I could tell, it hadn’t, so I started gathering parts.

Rather than mess up my original kit, I decided to scratch build the circuit on perfboard. I used LEDs that I had harvested from a string of LED christmas lights, resistors and other bits from various sources, and the requisite mint (Wintergreen flavor) tin.

MintyPOV – Link.

Related:
MiniPOV- An Inexpensive Persistence of Vision – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. darus67 says:

    MMMmmm…. MMMMinty…..

    If anyone is interested, I posted the source for my Cylon/Knight Rider effect over on the ladyada forums.

    http://www.ladyada.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3982

  2. darus67 says:

    Well, crud. Apparently googlepages has bandwidth caps on image views. The images on my page aren’t showing up any more.

    Here I thought Google had ALL the bandwidth.