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Altoids-Tin Heater

A pocket-sized heater in an Altoids tin.

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  • Time Required: 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Difficulty: Easy
Altoids-Tin Heater

I’ve noticed that an Altoids tin can be used to make many a small project, but I have not found many Altoids-tin heaters. So I gave it a try, and to make your own just follow this project.

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Step #1:

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Mark the scrap metal, or the brackets, to the appropriate width and height for the candle and the tin.

Step #2:

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Now use the Dremel to cut the metal, and grind any rough edges.

Step #3:

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  • Now place the brackets to one side of the tin, and create a space large enogh for the tea light.
  • REMEMBER to leave enough space on the other side for the matches.
  • Then solder the brackets in place. Make sure they are secure.
  • Remember to solder in a well-ventilated area as fumes can be dangerous.

Step #4:

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  • Now insert the tea light and the matches into the tin.
  • And test it out!

Step #5:

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For an extra test you can bend a makeshift holder out of any leftover metal and heat a small amount of water over the flame.


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