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Several of you have suggested some sort of Altoid tin contest. So I thought I would organize one.

There have been a number of small slingshot designs suggested that would fit in an Altoid tin. Here are some that I found:

http://slingshotforu...opener +shooter

http://slingshotforu...+bottle +opener

http://slingshotforu...ondwood +altoid

http://slingshotforu..._+altoid +ninja

http://slingshotforu..._+altoid +ninja

http://slingshotforu...ge__hl__altorus

http://slingshotforu...an-altoids-tin/

http://slingshotforu...cro#entry163705

http://slingshotforu...__fromsearch__1

No doubt there are other slingshots, particularly of the pfs variety, that could be designed to fit into an Altoid tin. So, here is my challenge. Make a functioning slingshot that will fit inside an Altoid tin. You can use one of the designs I have just listed, or any other design that suits your fancy. Then take a photo of your slingshot resting in an open Altoid tin. Post the photo to this thread, and give us details about it ... bands, pouch, materials, construction details, etc.

As a PRIZE, I will send the winner my Altorus slingshot, as described in the link above.

Big Question: How will the winner be determined???? I will assign a number to everyone who enters, and I will randomly draw the winner from the entries. Soooo, everyone will have an equal chance of winning. My decision will be final ... you will just have to trust me to be fair about it. If you feel you cannot trust me, then don't enter.

Big Note 1: I will disqualify myself from entering. However, I do have a couple more designs I am working on and hope to post soon, just for your inspiration.

Big Note 2: You are free to enter a slingshot you have already posted elsewhere, BUT you must post a photo of your slingshot in an open Altoid tin IN THIS THREAD.

Big Note 3: You must have joined the forum no later than March 1, 2012, and you must have at least 10 posts to be eligible.

FORGET BIG NOTE 3: ALL NEWBIES WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!!!

Big Note 4: Entries close at Midnight, Pacific Time, Monday, May 28, 2012.

O.K. ladies and gents ... Get out those Altoid tins and get to work!!!!

Cheers ........ Charles
 

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This sounds fun!!!
 

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i cant wait to see peoples builds . should be some interesting designs . do toothpick stickshots count ?
 

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I'm in. Great idea Charles.
It'll really be kewl to see what everyone comes up with.
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
can we have the rough dimension of an altoid box please, i haven't seen those in the town where i live right now, ordering Altoids online is a bit difficult as well lol
Here is a pdf of a trace around an Altoid tin. The dimensions are:

width = 2 1/4 inches = 5.7 cm

height = 3 5/8 inches = 9.2 cm

The tin is 3/4 inches deep = 1.9 cm deep

Cheers ...... Charles

View attachment AltoidTinWithSize.pdf
 

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Drats! I was not registered before March 1 :/
Drats indeed! I am very sorry about that ... I would like to have you on board for this. But I set that date to avoid folks joining the forum just to try to get something free. There is nothing magic about the date, but I figured 2 months should be enough for someone to get their feet wet. And now that I have formally announced the date, I do not feel right going back on it. If I were to start shifting the date, it would be hard for me to deny anyone entry. Sorry, sorry .... There will be more contests in the future, I assure you.

Cheers ..... Charles


Forget about the date for joining the forum! Everyone is welcome to participate.

Cheers ...... Charles
 

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If the newbie's product gets more votes, who cares? I could see if it was a drawing
 

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does it have to be one piece? or can it disassemble and fit into an altoids tin?
 
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Aaron has asked me to remove the restriction that requires participants to have been a member before March 1; he pointed out that we have had about 350 new members since then. I was unaware of this bulge in new members, and would not want to dampen the enthusiasm of the newbies. Soooo, in a spirit of good will, the contest is open to all, no matter when you signed up to the forum. Sorry for any confusion.

Cheers ...... Charles
 

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Good Man Charles! I agree that we should let everyone compete.
I have to finish my Ninja-WannaBe this weekend. By the way, don't
tell newconvert that I went to 8-32 screws, you know how he is.


Brian
 
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