Curiously Versatile

What other homemade gadgets can be housed in an empty Altoids tin?

In our March issue, we showed you how to turn an Altoids tin into a portable charger for juicing up your cell phone, Blackberry, or MP3 player. Now, check out our slideshow of other Altoids gadgets, complete with links where you´ll find more creative ideas for transforming your favorite metal mint box.

The Pintoid

A pinhole camera in an Altoids tin. See shots taken with it and find instructions for building your own here .

The Pint

A headphone amplifier in a Penguins tin. Learn how to make your own here .

The Minty Mouse

The inside of the Minty Mouse, a working optical mouse with a scroll wheel. Find more info here .