The goal in geekdom is to always advance the skills but we should NEVER forget where we came from and re-visiting it from time to time is nostalgic and cool to the up and coming geeks.
One particular rite of passage for being a geek is taking an Altoids tin and doing something geeky with it. Here’s my favorite project and then right after showing this I’ll go further back into my geek roots with my first Altoids tin project.
Ok…..This started innocently enough. I’m into short wave radio and saw a website where a guy had a little cloth bag that looked kind of sort of military in style, and looked very durable. He used the bag for a radio, power brick, antenna, etc. As I was looking at that picture I kept keying back in on that bag………..so I emailed the guy and said “what bag is that”?
Red Oxx was the reply. So I ordered one of these bags which was called the Lil ‘Roy.
And wow is this thing ever built great!
So I used it for the shortwave radio and then this cute gal around the corner needed something fixed. So I’m looking and looking for something to carry my tools in and then it hits me. Lil Roy is a tool carrying machine!