Altoid tins are the project cases of the year it seems. From Altoid’ed cell phone battery packs to minty optical mice. How odd it was to receive this “Curiously Strong” spam that was laser focused for me today (View image). I’ve been looking to make a gumball-like machine to embed a pre-paid cell phone with extended battery pack to SMS me when the “treat” levels get low, part of my research led me to think I’ll need a pretty hardcore enclosure to do this up proper. How fitting that I might use an Altoid gumball dispenser to mod, just like it’s tiny tin cousin.
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I use an Altoids tin to hold my Pentax Optio S5i Camera, which fits perfectly inside. I’ve put a little foam tape to cushion the camera, as I leave it kickin about in my pocket whenever I’m out. It provides great protection, and the tin was only Â£0.99! Beats Pentax’s Â£19.99 offers. I’m amazed that all the uses for this particular tin, which caught my eye just after getting the S5i.
Not got another camera to get an alternate view, will work on that.