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We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is the Maker Shed’s minty fresh Mintronics Bundle – Mintduino and Survival Pack (a $44.98 value.) Here is the review from the guide:

The Mintronics Bundle from the Maker Shed is a great way to get started with Arduino and electronics. It includes a MintDuino — a mint tin containing all the components you need to build a full-featured Arduino-compatible microcontroller — plus the Mintronics Survival Pack, another tin containing over 60 über-handy components you can use for quick fixes or complete electronics projects. (To upload your programs onto the ATmega328P microprocessor, you’ll also need an FTDI programmer like the FTDI Friend.)

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.



  1. Mason Vail says:

    Well that looks fun!

  2. Eric Haines says:

    Bring it on! I’d love to play with Arduino.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Minty fresh

  4. Paul Manning says:


  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    Sweet, entry!

  7. Daniel Smith says:

    Cool kits!  Here’s hoping.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I need one of these!

  9. Joe Larson says:

    No idea what I’d do with one, asside from up my geek cred.

  10. Anonymous says:

    *crosses fingers* to win would be devine.

  11. Adam R. Hughes says:

    *crosses fingers*

  12. Brian O'Neil says:

    This would go well with the soldering station on my Christmas list.

  13. Marc Schaefermeyer says:

    Little bits of Mint in your mouth!

  14. Joel Finkle says:

    Yes, please and thank you.

  15. Jeremy Owens-Boggs says:

    looks fun

  16. Rodney Abke says:

    in to win

  17. Michael McSpadden says:


  18. Chris Martin says:

    I need this!

  19. Anonymous says:

    looks like a great kit!

  20. Karen Szalay says:

    Oh I’d love one!

  21. Gene H says:

    That’d be cool :)

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is relevant to my interests…

  23. Benjamin Nitkin says:

    I’ve never seen this kit before, but I love the idea. (I might just have to buy one of these things. I have so many ideas for microcontroller projects)

  24. Tom Pixley says:


  25. Anonymous says:

    loved these for stocking stuffers

  26. Jonathan Pruett says:

    These are very cool!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take one too

  28. Awesome! Now that’s some fun in a box!

  29. Richard Lord says:

    Minty, minty, mine…I hope.

  30. thatcher chamberlin says:

    Yes! I would LOOOVVVEE one of these! Not only is it nice to have portable mini dev kits, but the tins are the best!

  31. Dan Anderson says:

    Nice combo!

  32. Justin Konecny says:

    Be handy to keep in your desk at work.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Woohoo! Musical Christmas tree lights!

  34. Somer Lowery says:

    Santa, I want one please. :)

  35. Michael Andrews says:


  36. Scott Moulden says:

    Been looking at these for a while.  Would be great to have.

  37. Elias Howe says:

    I love this blog!

  38. Peter says:

    This looks like another fun project to do with the short one in our house. :)

  39. David Carley says:

    This would be awesome to bootstrap my kids into electronics.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Cool, you can never have too many arduinos and components laying around.

  41. S Arsen says:

    Yay! Fun fun fun!

  42. Hugh Enxing says:


  43. Anonymous says:

    mini-kits are cool

  44. Vrmithrax says:

    Electronics tinkering in a convenient pocket sized package?  Sign me up!

  45. Craig Corbin says:

    Excellent!  Winnah!

  46. Vipin Goyle says:

    Pretty please? See, I asked nicely.

  47. Jonathan Keane says:

    This looks fun.

  48. My son loves his minitronics survival kit…and would enjoy getting his hands on the mintduino as well!

  49. Anonymous says:

    Bundle me up!

  50. Todd B says:

    gimme gimme

  51. Eric Lofgren says:

    maybe today I’ll win!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Make!

  53. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun to mess around with.

  54. Woo Hoo!   Minty things.

  55. Matthew Beldyk says:

    Ooooh, shiny. 

  56. kevin granade says:

    good stuff,  I could definitely use these.

  57. Ashley Huxley says:

    Looks cool :) Want one!

  58. Anonymous says:

    good project

  59. Good set of project toys.

  60. Matt says:

    I actually almost bought a Mintronics pack last night when browsing Makershed.  It’d be awesome to win one.  (Or a Makerbot)

  61. Michael Bishop says:

    Hoping I win!

  62. Rick Smith says:

    Do want.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Count me in!

  64. I’ve been thinking all day, every day, since like last week to come up with a witty comment.  Something that calls attention to me in a classy way.  Something that makes the editors of Make say “not only does he win today, but we’re going to send him a Deloran just cause of his awesome wit”.  Unfortunately my wit, on average, doesn’t even garner a matchbox car of a Deloran, maybe a Ford Escort made from a carved chicken nugget, and today not even that. 

  65. Tom Currie says:

    oh I hope it’s me

  66. Creto De Cristo says:

    Ooooh, I want it!

  67. Anonymous says:

    That’d be cool!

  68. Michele Newman says:

    /me wants!  please!

  69. Brian Gaut says:

    Sign me up, Scotty!

  70. David Cushing says:

    Gener, dude, where can you be?

  71. Nathan K Lee says:

    I really would like one!

  72. Anonymous says:

    can I have it?

  73. Anonymous says:

    Count me in… Tins are fun!

  74. Anonymous says:


  75. Mike Vealey says:


  76. Frank Herbert says:


  77. Anonymous says:

    Package matches the Band-Aid kit in my car.

  78. Jacob Sewell says:

    I should very much like to win this prize, please and thank you.

  79. Anonymous says:

    Yes please.

  80. Ben Phipps says:

    I would like one.

  81. Anonymous says:

    mmmmm, minty!

  82. Anonymous says:

    this would be a great addition to my growing collection

  83. sheldon bailey says:

    these are cool!

  84. Ray Dzek says:

    Electrons are always better in a mint tin.

  85. AJ Lewis says:

    Very cool

  86. Anonymous says:


  87. Anonymous says:

    Oh I need one of those…my phone’s breath is horrible!

  88. Anonymous says:

    I want to learn about arduinos — make robots to take over world :)

  89. Anonymous says:

    Mmmm…MINTY!  This seems like the perfect project kit to get my youngest son going on microcontrollers and C.

    …Mac & Sons

  90. Nilit Muley says:

    minty fresh! Will go well with my “curiously strong” USB charger!

  91. Cody Freile says:

    Right here

  92. Who can’t use portable breadboards? I wonder how the TSA will react to carrying them in my carry-on.

  93. Tim Clark says:

    Just put that right in the stocking.

  94. Anonymous says:


  95. Terry Kremin says:

    Oh, TSA will just LOVE these, Martin!

  96. Robert says:

    I got so busy this weekend, I forgot to check in for the sat and sun kits. I’m back now. These minty kits would go well minty-boost I got recently (and still need to assemble) :-)

  97. waiting to try my first project.

  98. Eric Sullenberger says:

    Another great one for teaching

  99. These look like fun!!

  100. John Wood says:

    I am in for one. 

  101. Ok, this time it’s going to be me!

  102. Hard to beat a project that comes in a mint tin.

  103. Deb Files says:

    Altoid tin kits…way neato!

  104. Ooh, these are so great, I’d love to win!

  105. Lon Shapiro says:

    would love these :)

  106. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  107. Anonymous says:


  108. Dan Etter says:

    Sure could use these.

  109. Jeremy Logan says:

    I mint to post a comment yesterday too.  Oh well.

  110. Anonymous says:

    I could definitely use this!!!

  111. Jarrod Sears says:


  112. Rory Santino says:

    Mmm… minty.

  113. Anonymous says:


  114. Jeff Hanson says:

    Fun for me and kids!

  115. Anonymous says:

    I could sure use a mint.

  116. Michael Horton says:

    More toys!

  117. Anonymous says:

    looks fun

  118. Glenn Powers says:

    Mmmm… Minty Goodness!

  119. Rob Maxwell says:

    I keep checking my @replies and I am beginning to feel like you’re ignoring me.

  120. Nicholas Battafarano says:

    Awesome pair of kits.

  121. Sage Hahn says:


  122. Richard Holmes says:

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  123. One step from a Bot-Ina-Box…

  124. Joe Hagan says:

    more cool

  125. Brian Staszewski says:

    Witty comment.

  126. Jon says:

    “I like to go swimmin’ with bow-legged women …”

  127. Sounds pretty cool for a beginner as well! 

  128. These kits are great to tinker with.

  129. Anonymous says:


  130. Jebadiah Moulton says:

    free kit for me.

  131. Mike Ransom says:

    Would help one of our scouts working on Robotics merit badge

  132. Joshua Stoll says:

    kits are cool.

  133. the adruino board looks a little small. but that’s a good thing

  134. Paul Stegall says:

    Are these in stock again

  135. Kits are great on short time….

  136. Preston Herrmann says:


  137. Eric Miller says:

    I would love to have these kits. Electronics kits rule!

  138. Perfect gift for my son who is showing interest in electronics.

  139. John T says:

    Very nice

  140. Anonymous says:

    Portable hack-it kit – this is cool.

  141. Anonymous says:

    Something for the bunker …

  142. Ralphe Wiggins says:

    This is like the 12 days of Christmas.

  143. Jess Hires says:

    would love to get my hands on one of these :)

  144. David Compton says:

    Ah, minty!

  145. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    The perfect intro!

  146. Elizabeth McCrea says:

    very cool

  147. Matthew Scott says:

    yes plez

  148. DakotaE says:


  149. Earl N Oster says:

    Oh yeah, I want that. :=)

  150. James Jurack says:

    Contest entry submission: go.

  151. Craig Peterson says:

    I want one.

  152. Guitarlore says:

    Very Cool.

  153. Ken Bowley says:

    This looks like a great pair of kits!  Would love to have them.

  154. Patrick Tait says:

    MOre useful than desireable

  155. Charles Crary says:


  156. What’s the difference between a bindle and a  bundle?

  157. Teresa Gadda says:

    Very cool!

  158. Daniel Lamblin says:

    This is pretty cool. Would love to have one.

  159. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been eyeing these for a while now

  160. Aaron Steele says:

    Still commenting…as I don’t seem to be winning!! Come on Make!!

  161. Love the little tin box it comes in:)

  162. Chris Krueger says:

    I’m feeling lucky this time…

  163. Alex Lambert says:

    hey i love make went to makerfair ny it was amazing hope i win and good luck to all :D

  164. Evan Burr says:


  165. Anonymous says:

    “I think about you more than I should,” he said after a moment’s hesitation.
    “And I think about you more than you know,” she replied.

  166. Shane Warren says:

    I can still comment… Keith

  167. Anonymous says:

    What’s better than an arduino in a mint tin?

  168. Anonymous says:


  169. Keith Lehr says:

    Pick me.

  170. Randy Bredell says:

    Mmmmm minty!

  171. Mintronics – the Freshmaker!

  172. Todd Walden says:

    Super cool!

  173. Glen Sawyer says:


  174. Blake Miller says:

    Can’t survive without this survival pack!

  175. Anonymous says:

    Here is my comment.

  176. Josh Blackann says:

    Sounds tasty.  I’ll take two.

  177. Lann Owens says:


  178. quantum42 says:

    i loves me some electrical mint tins.

  179. Blair R says:

    For sure.

  180. this is a great bundle would be great for a win!!

  181. Tony Weiner says:

    good things come in small packages

  182. Richard Lawler says:

    Minty fresh!

  183. Kathy Tappan says:

    mmmmmminty goodnesssss.

  184. Ted Hille says:

    You never know when you’re going to need to break out a breadboard…

  185. David Schick says:

    Rum, pum pum, pum.. Still trying to work out the last stanza.

  186. Elliott Brecht says:


  187. Glenn Parker says:

    Looks good.

  188. Anonymous says:

    Too Cute!

  189. Morgan Turner says:

    Go Make Mag!

  190. Josh Wardell says:

    Oh, I’d do bad things (in a good way I swear!) with a cool little kit like this!

  191. JonnyBoats says:

    I’d love one ;-)

  192. Anonymous says:

    Minty Fresh

  193. I’d really like this one

  194. Gabe Heath says:


  195. Anonymous says:

    Mitronics is cool.

  196. Anonymous says:

    Who took my Altoids?

  197. Brian Lilly says:

    woohoo — could be fun

  198. Anonymous says:

    Mint me please.

  199. I’ll take a mint, thanks.

  200. Mike Douglas says:

    Mint tin= great RF shielding.

  201. Timm Gleason says:

    Ah. minty goodiness!

  202. Anonymous says:

    I wanna be a mintronical engineer…i simply need this!

  203. Anonymous says:

    Yay for electronics survival kits

  204. Kelley says:

    keeps your electronics minty fresh!

  205. Erik Mendoza says:

    I once bought a lifetime supply of Altoids, JUST for the tins… LOL

  206. Anonymous says:

    Please and thank you

  207. TONY Ptacek says:

    You never know when this could come in handy!!!

  208. Anonymous says:


  209. Jeff Green says:

    Dear Santa, I need this!

  210. Shweta Phadnis says:

    Me, please ?

  211. Christina Priest says:

    Yes, yes… but does it come with mints?

  212. mvsorola says:

    I’ll take it please

  213. Thomas Logan says:

    This looks fun

  214. Dan Barrett says:

    looks good to me!

  215. Anonymous says:

    time to build a bot inside a mint tin!

  216. Mike Munger says:

    Take that standardized home school science curriculum!

  217. Ktulu says:

    All along the watchtower
    Princes kept the view
    While all the women came and went
    Barefoot servants too…

  218. David Skaar says:

    I prefer the round tins that have the Altoids tangerine sours.  What kit would fit there?  A speaker, maybe?

  219. Anonymous says:

    MMMMMMM…. minty!

  220. spudman says:

    Please enrich my Arduino existence.

  221. Imre Polik says:

    I like it.

  222. Ken Richmond says:

    Add me to the list please…..

  223. Philip Strong says:

    These are awesome!

  224. PAPPP says:

    Kits small enough to tuck in my campus bag for demonstrations = win.  Yes please.

  225. Perfect for my 14-year-old son.

  226. Ken says:

    Please count me in.

  227. John W says:

    Fingers crossed…

  228. Bruce Cowan says:

    Please, Please… I want these mintronics!

  229. Anonymous says:

    yes please…

  230. Ted Breyere says:

    Potential Hanukkah gift for the kids…

  231. isaac can haz electrics?

  232. Joe Wolner says:

    Gotta try everyday

  233. nathan mouton says:

    I really……….. want one. Please……… :)

  234. Anonymous says:

    Minty Music!

  235. Anonymous says:

    Lottery entered!

  236. Derek Reed Martin says:


  237. Anonymous says:

    HHHHmmmmmm……Minty electronics! I could use that! :-)

  238. Joseph Walls says:

    mmm. that tastes pretty good

  239. Anonymous says:

    Mintduino: The freshMaker

  240. Mike Knudson says:

    mmmm Minty

  241. Ryan says:

    Please, and thanks!

  242. Christy H says:

    so fresh

  243. Anonymous says:

    I could really use this.

  244. Anonymous says:


  245. Philip Lexow says:

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  246. Thomas Brun says:

    For kits like these I’d pay a mint, but getting them for free would be breath of fresh air…

  247. These are some awesome kits!

  248. Sean Hathaway says:

    currently a one in three hundred chance.

  249. Anonymous says:

    starting to lose hope…

  250. Charles England says:


  251. Ray Crego says:

    Boop-da-doopa Scoota-woota-doot-da

  252. Nick Gregory says:

    Go Arduinos! Count me in.

  253. Frank Carey says:

    I love the mint tins. Very stylish.

  254. Anonymous says:


  255. WOW! That’s exactly for me

  256. Thomas Sutter says:

    Mini-n-minty, but no breath improvements?

  257. notbuick says:

    Minty goodness!

  258. jeffrey ambs says:

    Minty fresh breath!

  259. Bcook65 says:

    Does it come with the mints too?

  260. Anonymous says:


  261. Rik Wade says:

    Hey! Thing! Woo!

  262. Anonymous says:


  263. Anonymous says:

    Entered. Send it on down

  264. Jacob Shepherd says:

    I want one.

  265. Nice! Could have a lot of fun with this one.

  266. I wouldn’t mind winning this.

  267. Gabe Shackle says:

    Curiously nice giveaway!

  268. Sam Winn says:

    what a minty fresh deal

  269. Richard Kulesus says:

    MintDuino and a separate breadboard to experiment on as well: win-win!

  270. Joel Smith says:

    Excellent combo! Big fun in a couple small packages.

  271. Anonymous says:

    Cool Beans!

  272. John Walker says:

    Everything is better in a Mint Tin.

  273. John Baird says:

    resist the mints

  274. Anonymous says:

    Fresh Minty Electronics AND A Free Tin?  Very Fresh.

  275. Scott Macmillan says:


  276. Just the thing for my purse!

  277. Vince Bohner says:

    right on!

  278. Pretty cool. The FTDI programmer needs to be purchased separately right?

  279. Anonymous says:

    Christmas is approaching, gimme, gimme.

  280. Bryan Currey says:

    Pick me ! Pick me ! !
    See ?!?! Right there !

  281. Minuk Choi says:

    I’m liking this contest more and more every day!

  282. Anonymous says:

    Cool mint, yummy…

  283. Jim Mallon says:

    Oh, Nice! Yes please.

  284. Stuart Guarnieri says:

    Mmmmm.  Minty!

  285. Anonymous says:

    I could use one of these to store my extra mints in!

  286. Robert P says:

    One tin for the Arduino clone, a second tin for the protoboard and parts, and a third tin to be added for the mounted 2×16 LCD, push buttons, and potentiometers.

  287. Rob Colby says:

    Will this make my breath fresher too?

  288. Anonymous says:

    for your consideration

  289. Nathaniel Bass says:


  290. I would like a MintDuino

  291. Addie says:

    Oo can’t go wrong with minty goodness

  292. Mike Burr says:

    That would fit really great in my backpack where my development board and programming tools are. :-)  

  293. Anonymous says:

    All this and fresh breath too!

  294. Johnnie Blevins says:

    These look fun.

  295. Chris McGranahan says:


  296. 하린 박 says:

    I would love that.

  297. Anonymous says:

    Mintronics giveaway entry.

  298. Charles Stokes says:

    Hoping to get into Arduino stuff this year, wouldn’t mind more toys to play with.

  299. Anonymous says:

    Cool stuff.

  300. Anonymous says:


  301. Anonymous says:

    Another day another entry. no wins

  302. Dan Nailor says:

    A great kit in a mint tin, can’t beat that.

  303. Ishmael Ahmed says:

    I’m in

  304. dschipman says:

    another entry… please please pick me

  305. Tony Beletti says:

    Kits, Kits and more Kits!  I like kits.

  306. John Tyo says:

    Quite handy!

  307. Steven Dedloff says:

    Ahhh! perfect for the zombocolypse when you need to hack your laser disc player an a toaster oven together to Kill the living dead and have fresh breath.

  308. Looks great for Arduino beginners. I want one!

  309. Minerva Pillai says:

    A survival kit for everyone

  310. Anonymous says:

    nice start

  311. Anonymous says:

    Minty electrons…mmmmm…

  312. If only these came with mints…

  313. Anonymous says:

    Yes Please.

  314. Kristoffer Alquiza says:

    Even if I don’t win I will likely buy them anyways :P

  315. Sam Ewen says:

    I want one!

  316. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up!

  317. Anonymous says:

    Positively refreshing!

  318. College is expensive, i need some free parts. ha ha

  319. Craz Apple says:

    I’d love one!

  320. Joseph Reilly says:


  321. Jason Barko says:

    “Bow ties are cool!”

  322. Anonymous says:

    Curiously Strong

  323. Stafford Morse says:

    Bot first aid kits.

  324. Peter Garcia says:

    On the road prototyping!

  325. George Stuart says:

    this is an entry for this awesome giveaway

  326. Anonymous says:


  327. Anonymous says:

    Very cool promotion. 

  328. Patrick Rich says:

    Mini for the win!

  329. Michael Burr says:

    Minty freshness!  Sign me up!

  330. Anonymous says:


  331. Ken Junkins says:

    Count me in … I hope I win.

  332. This would be fun to have. 

  333. This would be great for my niece. She wants to learn electronics

  334. Brett Fieber says:

    I’ve been wanting to start playing with Arduino. This would be  great!

  335. James Wang says:


  336. Anonymous says:


  337. Electronics… only in mint tins?  This could be a subtle hint for EE’s.

  338. Anonymous says:

    The only thing better in tins than mints.

  339. Who is eating all these Altoids?

  340. Anonymous says:


  341. Dan Pelzel says:

    I so want this

  342. Gregory Lee says:

    Win! Win! Win!

  343. Stefan Jones says:

    I like mints, and I like electronics.

  344. Calvin Cheema says:

    At this point, I feel an uncontrollable compulsion to enter the giveaway, whether I want the dealie or not. Well played, Make.

  345. Paul Kelly says:

    I like turtles!

  346. Doug Johnson says:

    When you bite the spearmint ones in the dark, it makes sparks! Oh wait, that’s the battery shorting out.

  347. Tom Warin says:


  348. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a good into kit.  I’m in.

  349. Shane Amerman says:

    This could be a cool kit too!!

  350. John Franz says:

    Looks like a nice package

  351. daniel mcclain says:

    richard dean anderson would approve of this kit I’m sure.

  352. Anonymous says:

    i would love to have one of these

  353. Brandon Wachtel says:

    “Entry” I REALLY WANT AN ARDUINO the possibility for projects are endless with an arduino!

  354. Anonymous says:

    O k g o

  355. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty cool mint tin!

  356. Mark Morton says:

    very cool

  357. Scott McCain says:

    so fresh and so clean clean

  358. Eric Morris says:

    Way better than actual altoids.

  359. Don Jenson says:

    because i bought one and used it all up…

  360. a b says:

    Great Idea, Hope to win this.

  361. You can never have enough ‘duinos.   Sign me up!

  362. krys evans says:


  363. Derek Tracy says:

    This too shall pass.

  364. Mintronics! They’re like chocolate and peanut butter in one.

  365. duncancreamer says:

    Not gonna win this one either…

  366. James Hollowell says:

    These electrons have a distinctly minty flavor!

  367. Joe Crop says:

    This would make a great gift for my nephew.

  368. Just so many activities !

  369. Seth Winsor says:

    I want one.

  370. Sean Wager says:

    That’s fresh!

  371. Bryce Crossman says:

    who ate all the mints to make all these kits available?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Phil from the warehouse. He also eats the gum from the gum tins:

  372. Dan Costello says:

    Have a minty, minty Christmas
    It’s the best kit of the year

  373. Jason Blackwell says:

    Very cool.

  374. Christopher O'Keefe says:


  375. Anonymous says:


  376. And much as Wine has played the Infidel
    And robbed me of my robe of Honour, well …
    I often wonder what the vintners buy
    One half so precious as the stuff they sell

  377. Dan Pollack says:

    This kit looks like fun.

  378. Harley Pebley says:

    I had no idea there were so many types of mint (the leafy kind): according to wikipedia 13-18.

  379. Martin says:

    Nice choice for a kit giveaway!

  380. Joseph kirdahy says:


  381. Rita Kirdahy says:

    AW YEAH! I can has?

  382. Anonymous says:

    Will this fit a standard Chaoan Haoman Ceramics Industrial Co., Ltd urinal?

  383. Anonymous says:

    Minty Fresh

  384. Keeping your creative juices minty fresh!

  385. jbr123 says:

    How refreshing! Unable to think of anything more clever.

  386. Christopher Kramer says:


  387. Anonymous says:

    yay for tins of toys

  388. joseph wheeler says:

    yeah baby

  389. Anonymous says:

    Last chance, right?

  390. Anonymous says:

    Electronics in a tin for a maker.

  391.  SO cool, my 2 Young Makers would FLIP!

  392. Tucker Wilson says:


  393. (;,,;) the elder gods enjoy electronics too 

  394. Mike Perez says:


  395. John Stachniewicz says:

    You know what they say about mints..  You can’t have just one..

  396. Anonymous says:

    Can I have one?

  397. Anonymous says:

    Mint(Duino + tronics) = awesome kits!

  398. Casey Nielson says:


  399. Mike Camp says:

    Yes please

  400. Larry Garetto says:

    Everything is better in a mint tin.

  401. Colin McGlothlin says:

    This looks handy.

  402. Ryan Slaugh says:

    These look fun…

  403. Christopher Cimiluca says:

    This would be nice

  404. James Carey says:

    I would love to get into electronics

  405. Anonymous says:

    My kind of tin can.

  406. Rohan Bhandari says:

    Yes, please.

  407. I really really want this one…

  408. Anonymous says:

    kit A Day giveaway. Mintronics duo Mintduino and survival pack two more great kits I would Love to Win

  409. Isobel M says:

    This looks like fun.

  410. Tiffany F says:

    My son would love this! He’s always collecting the Altoid tins so he can make things

  411. Brandi says:

    What I don’t know about electronics could still fill a football stadium– but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to learn! And these are cool kits. Worst case scenario, one of my more tech-maven friends is getting a nifty gift.

  412. Matthew Coleman says:

    mint tins are useful

  413. Anonymous says:

    Mmmm…MINTY!  My minty kids would get a minty kick out of this Minty kit!  Did I mention it’s Minty?

  414. Nathan Hunt says:

    I remember the good ol’ days when the only mint tin kit out there was for an mp3 player and it was ugly.  This is shiny!’

  415. Jesse Johnson says:

    Current odds of winning 1/526 … and lowering.

  416. Anonymous says:

    This looks awesome! I want one!

  417. Don Wennick says:

    1:530 and falling – but sweet as any electronics can be.

  418. Ben Kasava says:

    Thats ooks nice.

  419. pretty please? with mint on top?

  420. Pierre-Olivier Gaillard says:

    Nice idea to use Altoids boxes!

  421. David Ramos says:


  422. Anonymous says:

    Nifty little things.

  423. Anonymous says:

    Minty fresh…

  424. Anonymous says:

    here is my comment, i want this thing :)

  425. Gary Sinclair says:

    I concur with everyone who posts above and below me

  426. Anonymous says:

    Would love to play with this.

  427. Joel Inman says:

    Mmmm.  Minty fresh.  And I’m not going to read through the comments to see how many people already wrote that.

  428. Daniel Crooks says:

    pocket sized…

  429. Bruce Willner says:

    Play with the electronics and use the tin to make a steam-powered toy boat.

  430. John Emig says:

    I would use this to join web of things

  431. Travis Swaim says:

    beats the ol’ RS 150-in-one kit.

  432. C Wright says:

    yes please

  433. Scott Bowden says:

    Pick me!

  434. Laurence Doss says:

    I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say “Me Too!”.

  435. Pocket full of possibilities.

  436. Anonymous says:


  437. John Wolter says:


  438. Anonymous says:

    What is the atomic number for Mintronium? What is its mintron configuration? Semiconductor?

  439. Anonymous says:

    Super stocking stuffer!

  440. Anonymous says:


  441. J.R. Stoner says:

    I’ve always liked the idea of this – sorta like MacGuyver Lite.

  442. Kevin Bennett says:

    Sounds like pretty cool stocking stuffer.

  443. Peter Nguyen says:

    curiosity shocked the person

  444. Mike Krainin says:

    pick me

  445. Electronics fiddling kit to go.  Nice :-)

  446. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm…. Neat

  447. Adam Long says:

    Cool!!!! I always wanted one of these.

  448. Nicholas Levandoski says:

    This would be AWESOME!!

  449. Anonymous says:

    Pick me please .

  450. Darian Lewis says:

    I would love to have the minty goodness of this portable hack-station.

  451. Joe says:

    cool kits.

  452. John Holchin says:

    go arduino!

  453. This would make a great gift for my son

  454. Zachary Hayward says:

    My friend just bought one of these and it was very cool.

  455. Anonymous says:


  456. Anonymous says:

    Very Interesting

  457. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun

  458. Bram Lambrecht says:

    Freshens breath, too!

  459. Anonymous says:

    Any mint tin project is a good mint tin project!

  460. Jordan Johnsen says:

    Yes please!

  461. Anonymous says:


  462. Michal Chamedes says:

    What if all you need is a breath mint, and all you have is one of these?

  463. shmdesigns says:

    Great stocking stuffers…put ‘em in the kids stockings and I get to build ‘em…it’s a win-win!

  464. Anonymous says:


  465. Anonymous says:

    I feel like this is my lucky thread. Sorry to the rest of you, I hope you folks win next time.

  466. Jeffrey Ouellette says:

    trying again

  467. Anonymous says:

    Nice minty flavor

  468. Dave Keifer says:

    I could certainly Make a minty fresh project with this kit.

  469. Anonymous says:

    ok, yes to this

  470. Anonymous says:

    Do the electrons actually taste minty?

  471. Awesome! A gift like this would really get me in the Christmas mood.

  472. Jimmy Brokaw says:

    I really wanted the Makerbot, but since I didn’t win that, can I have this?

  473. Justin R. Cutler says:

    Who wouldn’t want a minty-fresh Arduino clone?

  474. Jerry Scott says:

    Mint Tin electronics – the Fresh Maker . .

  475. Anonymous says:

    Wooty Woot!

  476. Chip Eyler says:

    home for troubled mints

  477. Anonymous says:

    These are nifty!

  478. ninja smurf says:

    i would like it best because it’s wee. merry christmas everyone!

  479. Good things do come in small packages

  480. Oh yeah, always wanted to win one of these.

  481. andy.mello says:


  482. Rich Brunner says:

    I like. neat idea for packaging.

  483. Alex David says:

    I actually want this.

  484. hundreds of comments and One winner!

  485. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if they come in peppermint?

  486. Nicholas Peshman says:

    gotta love it

  487. Christopher Witmer says:

    What exactly would the survival kit help you survive? If I made it, it would include the lockpick card in the bottom.
    Still looks great!

  488. Christopher Witmer says:


  489. Gary Albert says:

    Gotta love these refreshing electronics.

  490. Yakov Grinberg says:

    It’d be great to win this!

  491. PJ Perfetti says:


  492. Justin Tomac says:

    Mintronics are nice…

  493. Brad Trotter says:

    This is cool!

  494. Kelly H says:

    Because when you’re lost in a South American jungle miles from civilization, what you really need is a small tin of electronic goodies.

  495. time to create some circuitry.  wait… i need one of these first

  496. Dan Long says:


  497. Anonymous says:


  498. Eric Gero says:

    Would be nice to have.

  499. Anonymous says:

    still haven’t won anything yet… hoping for the best here

  500. Anonymous says:

    I’m über-psyched to win over 60 über-handy components.

  501. George Hart says:

    i could get into using these.

  502. Not high hopes, but could be fun.

  503. Anonymous says:

    Included tins and everything!

  504. Anonymous says:

    This looks great. Hope to win!

  505. Anonymous says:

    pre emp shielded kits ftw.

  506. Mark Prelich says:

    Ill take one.

  507. Anonymous says:

    Just keep tryin

  508. Tyrone Olds says:

    So many things I could do with an arduino.  But what do I actually want to do?

  509. Connie O says:

    Looks interesting!

  510. Anonymous says:

    I’d love it…

  511. Jeff Anderson says:

    Mint Me!

  512. David Awesomeness says:

    OMG this is what i wanted!!!! It would be GREAT if you chose me!!! Thank You VERY VERY Much!!!

  513. Jeff Coy says:

    I’d love to have a MintDuin

  514. Anonymous says:


  515. Anonymous says:

    Mmmm… Minty fresh!

  516. William Stepler says:

    Cool Mint

  517. Anonymous says:

    A 9 volt?  How 80s!

  518. John Ecker says:

    Help a Marine learn something new!

  519. Tinker Tank says:

    A 9V. That’s sexy. I’m going to put my tongue on it.

  520. Justin Eltoft says:

    ho ho ho

  521. 3D Printer Makerspace San Dieg says:

    This would be a great class to give to our fledgling Makerspace, please pick us!

  522. chris conley says: fresh… and also so bling bling..

  523. Wolf says:

    Looks a fun little gadget.

  524. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun.

  525. Anonymous says:

    Fun little kits.

  526. Jordan B says:

    awesome idea

  527. Joshua Logan says:

    I feel I should add a comment if only to make it 667 comments.  :)

  528. Max Brown says:

    Booyah  homenugget. Count me in.

  529. Anonymous says:

    Someone will win!

  530. Charles Hobbs says:


  531. Zach Russell says:

    Awesome, could be handy.

  532. Joanne Sterk says:

    I want an Oompa Llompa (whoops, wrong contest).  

  533. RDB says:


  534. Chris Zagorski says:

    this ‘ll do

  535. Albert Straub says:

    Wooooo…  Want!

  536. Minty fresh electronics! Sign me up!

  537. Kayla Bayens says:

    Hells yeah!

  538. Grant Regimbal says:

    well i will give it a shot i would love to use a barebones arduino to make some rc car or maybe a portable plane Dev kit if TSA does not believe open source is a national threat

  539. David Kelly says:

    cool, a curiously strong arduino.

  540. Mandi Alexander says:

     Hmm, build a Hackintosh or play with a minty microcontroller…

  541. Anonymous says:

    Arduino… Everybody likes it in the can, right?

  542. spdbmp says:

    Modern survival kit

  543. devinberg says:

    now that looks like fun

  544. Anonymous says:

    no comment.

  545. David Cook says:

    Count me in

  546. Ismaeel Ghouse says:

    oh! oh! Choose me!

  547. Anonymous says:

    mmmmmm minty

  548. Another interesting project…

  549. Anonymous says:


  550. DIY kits is how I got my start in the electronics industry.  I think I made the original Radio Shack on Washington St. in Boston rich!  Now my young friends can get their jump start in the modern tech world.

  551. Hap Durr says:

    Still holdin out for a lucky comment… Bueller 

  552. Anonymous says:

    Cool kits!

  553. Anonymous says:

    enter me

  554. Christopher Sousa-Wynn says:


  555. Alan Ellis says:

    So cool!

  556. Anonymous says:

    I want to win!

  557. Anonymous says:


  558. Anonymous says:

    Mintduino? Sounds delicious!

  559. Steven Smith says:

    [Throws hat in ring]

  560. Anonymous says:

    they’re cool, they’re minty fresh!

  561. Anonymous says:

    1 in 700 chance of winning.  I like those odds.

  562. Joe Kline says:

    Minty arduino goodness.

  563. Peter Ungaro says:


  564. Donald Lutz says:

    outstanding holiday promotion–and minty fresh

  565. Tyler Hoyt says:

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about these.

  566. Jimmy Ford says:

    It would be funny if someone rigged these mint kits to hand out mints!

  567. Anonymous says:


  568. Anonymous says:

    Mmmmm… Minty

  569. Eric Harmon says:

    I would like to have a mint tin with electrical accessories, Please.
    Sketch mints.

  570. dfunk says:

    minty and sugar-free!

  571. count me in good luck all

  572. Peter Phelps says:

    broke me needs a win.

  573. Bobby Nathan says:

    I almost got too caught up in Monday Night Football to post.  Priorities, son. Priorities.

  574. Robert Kemerer says:

    Get the sensation . . .

  575. David Ng says:

    This will be fun for my niece and I!

  576. Daniel Brannick says:

    Yes, please.

  577. Anonymous says:


  578. Rob Gravell says:

    Sounds refreshing.

  579. Todd Rook says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  580. Ethan Lake says:

    My comment is typed up here.

  581. Matthew says:

    Electronically minty

  582. Dennis Ames says:

    Would love to win this!

  583. Tod Stetson says:

    mmm… minty!

  584. Connell Smith says:

    I’m in.

  585. michael polk says:

    This would make a nice stocking stuffer for my son.

  586. Rohit Wason says:

    Cool kit! In for one :-)

  587. Robert Goldman says:

    This seems like a really fun kit.

  588. Eric Thompson says:


  589. Anonymous says:

    mmmm….. minty

  590. Paul Vogel says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  591. Sean Ewing says:

    ‘cuz a Liz Lemon party is mandatory!

  592. kevin sexton says:

    more arduino and parts enter me

  593. Dean Ansley says:

    Tiny and fun!

  594. Reinhold Zepeda says:


  595. Anonymous says:


  596. roberto says:

    come on, come on…

  597. Paul Ahlquist says:

    ‘duino in a tin.  minty-cool

  598. Anonymous says:

    Whens the next makerbot giveaway?

  599. Anonymous says:

    Yes please

  600. garret madsen says:

    Taking microcontroller programing next sem. This could come in handy.

  601. That would make a nice gift.

  602. Hey, how come I haven’t won anything yet, I think this contest is rigged :-)

  603. Anonymous says:

    Kits. Cats.

  604. Ben Stoutenburgh says:

    I’m winning this time

  605. Ilan Volow says:

    “Honey, why does your breath smell of tantalum and rare earths?”

  606. golond says:

    Minty electrical goodness

  607. golond says:

    minty electrical goodness

  608. Anonymous says:

    More minty fresh goodness for the holidays!

  609. Erik says:

    How am I just finding out about this? :(

  610. Jesse Moore says:

    One of these days my name will be picked! (Hoping for a Makerbot!!!!)

  611. Anonymous says:

    Add me please.

  612. Deborah Soltesz says:

    C’mon baby, momma’s feelin’ lucky!

  613. R Nepsund says:

    your comment here :-))

  614. Anonymous says:

    kits to-go, in your pocket!

  615. Anonymous says:

    Might be Tito late :(
    Anyways, these are a few of my favorite things..

  616. Daniel Shown says:

    i’d pay a mint for those!

  617. Adam Kavan says:


  618. Matt says:

    that would be use full

  619. Anonymous says:

    Nice toy.

  620. Anonymous says:

    Great stocking stuffers!!!

  621. Evan Hunt says:

    That sounds nifty…

  622. Steve Knaggs says:

    [Throws hat in ring]

  623. …”is a great way to get started with Arduino”… me want one!

  624. Jordi Gauchía says:

    Great for introducing my children in electronics!!! I need it!

  625. Anonymous says:

    Yes Please

  626. John Donahue says:

    great way to finally get started with arduino

  627. Anonymous says:

    wawwww, very nice case and so cute :D

  628. Matt says:

    This is a good idea to use to teach electronics merit badge in Boy Scouts

  629. Anonymous says:

    i’ll be glad if i win this because i’ll be the first man from indonesia who win this gift

  630. Michael Ciuraru says:

    the perfect survival kit is the mintronics bundle

  631. Anonymous says:

    Comments are now closed. Please move along (to the next giveaway.)