Altoids case uses

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  1. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    So i was eating some altoids today and i was reminded of the wacky altoids ipod case one of my friends had made. i was nice for his nano.so i was wondering are there any more uses for them( besides storing flavored mints?):D?
     
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    Some people use them to store illicit substances. Circuit hobbyists use them for housing DIY electronics.
     
  3. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Oh lol. did not know about the illicit uses part.
     
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    Does he do this in hopes that the minty residue will impart itself to the tobacco? If so that sounds like an interesting thing to try.
     
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    Good idea, but your a few years late :) Menthols
     
  7. TheVendor macrumors member

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    Perhaps, but I'm not entirely sure on his motives for doing so.

    Here's another interesting thing to try: Not smoking. ;):p
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    To get back on track:

    There's always a USB battery pack
     
  9. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Menthol ≠ actual mint, although the Marlboro Smooth does taste like a combination of tobacco plus Andes.
     
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    I make a musical instrument out of them. I bend some bobby pins and attach them with a hair tie and some tape. Great boredom buster.
     
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    I once packed in a very rudimentary 'bug' that I planned on tapping into the household phone line - with a line in, headphone jack and little speaker... Back in my phreaking days.

    I never got a chance to try it, though. I had it all wired except for the last few steps and then just lost interest.
     
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    are you sure they are ciggys? ;)
     
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  16. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Most people i know store drugs, because they seal reasonably tight and still have that minty smell to cover anything else
     
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    Perfect size for archiving old credit cards, gift cards, hotel room key cards, etc.
     
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    As an amateur radio operator,Altoids cans are great for storing small parts, also they make great cases for little kit radios and such. I have two cans in the car, both filled with toothpicks.
     
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    Seriously? I "archive" that stuff with a pair of scissors and a trash can.
     
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    I keep an empty can of Altoids in my pocket just in case a need to take a dump and I can't find a bathroom. That's also why I keep a couple napkins in my other pocket.
     
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    Most people who are in jail used them from drugs. No one with half a brain would put drugs in an Altoids box seeing as how for reasons you have mentioned that it the first place the copers look.:p
     
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    They make a good substitute for a tobacco tin to use for a personal survival kit. Not real useful in day-to-day city life, but good to throw into your backpack when hiking, or to take in the car when driving in the middle of nowhere. I have one, as well as a larger crash kit that I take when I fly, since you are even more likely to be over the middle of nowhere when flying than when following any paved road.
     
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    LOL :p
     
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    Ive always loved this use:

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    Gonna order the kit or just make one myself someday.
     

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