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December 2, 2005

Altoids tin transformed into a pinhole camera for competition

PMA Newsline - December 2, 2005 - The company that makes a famous brand of mints, Altoids, invited customers to enter its "Tin Million Uses" competition, CNET News.com reports. The idea? Challenge people to come up with the most innovative way to reuse the ubiquitous tins.

After receiving nearly 200 entries, the company decided to award the $1,000 grand prize to Jon Lennon of Ithaca, N.Y., USA, for an electronic musical device he built inside a tin of ginger Altoids. Other top choices were a wintergreen tin that switches music from PC speakers to headphones, a code reader and a pinhole camera. Click here to see all six winners of the "Tim Million Uses" competition and their inventions.

Posted by covey22 at December 2, 2005 4:33 PM