I found the mint tin limiting though if you’re adding wires & parts to your circuit, plus I have always felt a little iffy about putting prototypes in metal enclosures.
So here’s a printable case for mint tin-sized circuits like the Menta. It has openings for the DC power jack and the FTDI cable.
Included is a 25mm high version and a 35mm high version. For larger or smaller sizes, it’s pretty easy to stretch the case bottom to fit your size. Also you can design in some holes for pots & switches on the top.
The case top has little clasps that grab onto the small nubs on the case bottom to securely keep the case on.
Adafruit MENTA – Mint Tin Arduino Compatible Kit, Includes Mint Tin. Introducing the MENTA, a portable minty Arduino-compatible project that fits into a common mint tin. We took our super popular Boarduino series, and wrapped it with a prototyping area into a rounded PCB that slots directly into an Altoids-sized metal tin. We included everything you expect to jump-start your project:
DC power adapter jack with polarity protection
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