FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

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FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by ZahcStarKiller » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:13 am

I just wanted to alert everyone to the existence of these gems. I picked up one today in a candy shop in Bend Oregon, to turn into a minty pi. I thought it was hilarious. They appear to have the exact same dimensions as a standard mint tin. I do believe they will accept a minty pi kit perfectly.

They’re likely available online. If anyone wants one in the next 72 hours, I can pick one up.
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Re: FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by Spyder » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:58 am

I think I’ve seen them around for a bit. I don’t know if the dimensions are the same. I know Marky_Pi on Instagram was going to try making one.

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Re: FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by Achap92 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:48 pm

I just finished mine yesterday! The dimensions are a bit off but nothing that widening the port holes you cut won't fix. I am a complete noob at this and this was literally my first solder project so I'm surprised I was actually able to get it all put together with no hiccups. Kudos to Wermy and Helder for making this build as easy as possible even for new comers like me!
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Re: FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by RoHi_GameCo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:23 pm

I ended up buying a Bob Ross tin as well, inspired by your post. I also bought a few other collector edition tins which I will post once these builds are done. I think the community will like it.
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Re: FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by RoHi_GameCo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:55 pm

Achap92 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:48 pm
I just finished mine yesterday! The dimensions are a bit off but nothing that widening the port holes you cut won't fix. I am a complete noob at this and this was literally my first solder project so I'm surprised I was actually able to get it all put together with no hiccups. Kudos to Wermy and Helder for making this build as easy as possible even for new comers like me!
How did you widen the ports? I am running into this myself on my build.
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Re: FYI, Bob Ross Altoids cans are a thing...

Post by Kevinli » Mon May 17, 2021 3:33 am

This looks very interesting.

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