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Look out, modders -- the venerable Altoids tin is making a comeback. Shortly after the YBox2 rekindled our love for the immensely versatile box, along comes James G. Watt with yet another fantastical creation. The device you're gazing at above is a solar-powered theremin, which is good for making ...

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The YBox was pretty much destined to become a hit with the DIY crowd just as soon as it was handed 15 spectacular minutes at last summer's Maker Faire. For those who reckoned the project would fade into the sunset as quickly as it arrived, we've got news proving your assumptions wrong... dead wron...

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The Altoids tin is a handy enclosure for various electrical projects, as evidenced by this homemade wireless sensor bar, crafted by benheck.com forum user ghosstt (well-known in his community for his exceedingly fresh breath). It's a simple enough project -- just two Altoids tins with LEDs and swi...

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The folks at Uncommon Projects have taken the venerable Altoids tin where no Altoids tin has gone before, turning the scarily-versatile mint case into an always-on Internet appliance that'll work with any old TV. Dubbed the Ybox, the device works a bit like an Atari 2600-era Konfabulator, delivering...

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Another hack in the grand tradition of Altoids tin usage, the Minty Boost hack from from Ladyada is a new external iPod battery pack that uses AA batteries and some design smarts to about double the battery life of your iPod. The last time we saw an Altoids-based charger for the iPod it was runni...

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Apple should pursue some sort of co-branding opportunities with the Altoid company. There was the Altoid Nano dock, the Altoids Shuffle case, the Altoids external battery, and the Altoids USB charger. Now we have an iPod Shuffle that has been converted into an Altoids case. The full instructions ar...

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