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These apparently sold out fast, and the price is no longer listed, but a little bird told me they were going for $25. A really great idea, for when you’re done prototyping and ready to launch your mint-tin project out of a cannon, into high orbit, to the bottom of a lake, whatever. [Thanks, Alan Dove!]

American Morse Equipment – AA1 Altoids Alternative Enclosure

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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  1. $25 !! Good grief! Seems like the whole project box industry is overpriced for something as simple as a box. Innovate! Wouldn’t a tab and slot locking system be easier and cheaper to make?

  2. Wilson! on said:

    Talk about overkill… Isn’t there something sturdy somewhere in between an Altoids tin and a box that is machined from a block of aluminum? I just hope the manufacturer recycles all the aluminum chips generated by making these.

  3. Hammond Manufacturing makes lots of different nice cast aluminium boxes for less than $25.

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