10 Jan '15, 12am

Hacklet 29 – Altoids Mint Tin Projects

Hacklet 29 – Altoids Mint Tin Projects

Altoids – they’ve been around since King George III was on the throne. These curiously strong mints have had a storied history, a copy of which is included in every tin. They taste pretty good, but most hackers and makers are more interested in the pocket-sized tin than the mints themselves. It may have been the ham radio operators who first used Altoids tins to hold their sensitive transmitter and receiver circuits. The metal case makes a perfect electromagnetic field shield. It wasn’t long before the tins found their way into thousands of projects. This week’s Hacklet features some of the best projects with Altoids (and other mint) tins on Hackaday.io! We start with [Chad Lawson] and the Networking Group Timing Light . [Chad] has a networking meeting where each member has two minutes to introduce themselves. As is the case with most meetings, people tend to be a bit long...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/01/09/hacklet-29-altoids-mint-ti...

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Hacklet 30 – Robot Arm Projects

Hacklet 30 – Robot Arm Projects

hackaday.com 16 Jan '15, 6pm

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