A project log for Ultra low power LED

<1.5µA current consumption when continuously on, optional flashing mode

Christoph TackChristoph Tack 03/25/2020 at 21:070 Comments

Tic Tac® mint is delivered in a high quality container, unlike the old days.  The box is cheap, and readily available.  The box is currently made out of polypropylene (PP):

It's a shame to throw this wonderful box away once it served its original purpose.  Let's upcycle!

Original casing with original contents

In Belgium, Tic Tac® is delivered in at least two sizes : 49g and 16g.  The 16g will be used here.

A few months later

Two of these tic-tac boxes are cracked because of accidentally stepping onto them.  In the future I might use the little PP-spice boxes as sold by Delhaize.  You can stand on them and they will not break.  The  lid comes off without the use of a screw driver.  The label can also easily be removed.  Outer dimensions : 84 x 50 x 21 mm

Another option would be to use the Woogie mints Tutti Frutti 16g box (Asalam Supermarkt Kortrijk).  The PCB would have to be redesigned because the housing is quite small : 58 x 40 x 17 mm.  This box also withstands the impact of an adult stepping onto it.