My First Build: the Minty Boost Kit

I travel a fair bit and like most travelers, I quickly run out of battery on my gadgets. Specifically, I wanted to give my ipod video more play time.  So the Minty Boost was a perfect choice for my first circuit board kit. I bought the kit from Lady Ada:

The instructions were very easy and for my first time soldering on a circuit board I think it was a great choice. Here are the instructions:, and the forum if you run into any problems:

The kit fits into an altoids gum tin.  Oddly, this was not so easy to find in my neck of the woods.  Altoids mints easy… altoids gum, not so much.

Here’s an action pic.

This entry was posted in Learning. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image

  • For the Record

    ● 14,000 miles driven on a road trip
    ● 46 rotations around the sun
    ● 15 years in the greatest city on Earth
    ● 4 months without electricity post K
    ● 1 amazing family

  • From My Camera

  • Hype Maching Love