Create an Altoids Tin 1/8" Stereo Mixer

We love clever DIY projects that re-purpose classic objects and give them new life, a great example of this are projects that involve Altoids tins. We have posted about how to make mini speakers out of this classic tin and in this post an Altoids tin is used to make a 1/8" Stereo Mixer.

Instructables user RichFiddler11 shows us how to create a1/8" Stereo Mixer using an Altoids tin.

To make this project, in addition to the Altoids tin, you will need 5 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo input jacks (Radio Shack part 274-249), 8 4.7k ohm resistors (Radio Shack part 271-008) and a foot of 22-30 gauge solid hookup wire, stripped bare. The tools needed for this project include fine needle-nose pliers, fine diagonal-cut wire cutters, punch or awl, ruler or calipers, drill and 1/4" drill bit, and a low power soldering iron and solder.

Check out the post on Instructables for the instructions.

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