Turn A Lighter And Mint Tin Into A Miniature Grill

It's more of a show piece — or, at best, a kind of portable hot plate — but this conversion of an Altoids mint tin and Bic-style lighter into a miniature grill is definitely a fun, do-able mini-project.

You can read up on H-M Innovations' step-by-step grill tutorial at Instructables, but they've also patched together the steps in a handy video:

You need a few specialty items beyond the lighter and the tin to get this done, but they're relatively inexpensive and common among hobbyists. It's also not a grill you'd want to grill on directly, due to the use of butane gas, but you can place a very small plate or pan over it or heat up water in a can. For the fully edible (but slower) Altoids grill, go with the Sours BBQ Grill.

Mini Altoid Gas Grill [Instructables]


    I can see these becoming popular in the Sydney night club scene

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