Use an Altoids Sours Tin to Create a Mini BBQ Grill

Although the calendar says that Summer is almost over, we do not really believe it judging from the weather outside. With the days remaining hot, the time for BBQs and camping trips is far from over. This nifty little project takes something that we love...the humble Altoids tin, and upcycles it along with a part from an old computer into something to bring along on activities we enjoy, like camping and cooking outdoors.

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Inspired by eBQMaster's eBQ Altoids grill project show above, Instructables user Vmspionage put their own spin on the mini grill by using an Altoids Sours tin.

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In addition to the Altoids Sours tin, this project also requires 4x 1.5" sheet metal screws with wide heads (or 4x washers to match), 8x nuts to thread on screws, and a 70mm and 92mm metal computer fan guard. If you are lucky, like Vmspionage, you will have an old computer power supply handy that you can scavenge the fan guards from, but if you don't, you can purchase them here in variety of sizes, for as low as .49 cents. The tools that are required are: a Dremel tool with cutting wheel, drill with bit slightly larger than bolts, tin snips, pliers/needle nose pliers, screwdriver, safety goggles and gloves

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We think this project is fun and is a great way to upcycle an Altoids Sours tin and some old computer fan guards. Although it would not be the ideal grill for cooking up a group dinner, it sure would make for a great marshmallow toaster and you cannot beat the portability.

Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.

For some more great examples of Altoids DIY fun check out these posts:

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[Images: Instructables user Vmspionage]

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