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Techtastic Ways to Use an Altoids Tin

Jill Harness

Altoids tins are pretty darn cool, but most of us don't have any use for them besides the occasional storage space for buttons. If you're the type who hates to throw things away, then you're certain to find a lot of value in this great article describing 5 tech-related ways to reuse an Altoids tin.

My favorite tin is the one pictured, which combines two AA batteries and a few electronics to create a USB charger. Do you have any favorite uses for Altoids tins, tech-related or not?