MintyBoost gallery
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by djcfuzz on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:23 am

Hi, I just completed my MintyBoost V3 kit the other night. It was easy and fun. While my soldering skills leave a little to be desired, especially with my old soldering iron that should probably be tossed along with some tip cleaner that is not very clean and some big gauge solder, well... with all that said, I had success, my multi-meter readings were good, etc. I jumped my inner USB 2&3 right away. I will say the kit is very clean and refined, great job, Lady Ada, thank you. So far, I have tested successfully with my LG Thrive phone, a USB Xmas tree, and a 4th gen iPod Touch. Then I was left with a silver box with a USB sticking out, so I needed to make it mine. First, I added some red vinyl pinstriping around the bottom, mostly to seal the metal under the USB but overall I like it. Next was the search for other stickers. While I had a bunch of different thoughts, I found these cool retro travel stickers that I think are perfect for $1 @ Walmart. Thanks again for a great design and a nice project. BTW, I do have lithiums in waiting once I burn through these rayovacs. Here are some pics...
DSCN0840.JPG (60.04 KiB) Viewed 13351 times
DSCN0844.JPG (51.58 KiB) Viewed 13351 times
DSCN0842.JPG (74.12 KiB) Viewed 13351 times
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:53 am

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by ifrpilot999 on Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm

Here is my LiPoly MintyBoost -- lots of fun to tinker together and works great! My college student niece will love it.

Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:21 pm

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by Longtrailahead on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:36 am

So far, I just wanted to say that I'm really enjoying my new recently constructed Minty Boost USB charger. The entire process in placing my order, to final assembly of the kit was fast, simple, and quite easy! I found the detailed step-by-step instructions on the web site to be easy in understanding, as well as informative in other aspects surrounding this project too. Dubbed the "American Classic," my Minty Boost will see future usage whilst I'm away and out off on the beaten path somewhere, doing whatever serious adventurous athletic endeavor I currently might find myself on. Can't live without music y'all! To read and see some other photos of my building process, click on the provided link - ... arger.html

Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:13 am

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by dawning on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Here's mine.. Not sure I've got it working just yet. We'll see.
396713_841218844737_939533971_n.jpg (58.44 KiB) Viewed 3511 times
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:44 pm

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by heybales on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:01 am

I just posted some new photos of a mintyboost kit that I made using a new box that I found.

Check it out at: ... 2421564104
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:57 am

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by thekitty on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:01 pm

My Mintyboost project is at ... -game.html - a bit unconventional using it with the Adafruit LiPoly to power a 5 volt Arduino Esplora

I tried to post a picture but it was way too big. Can you pull one off the blog for the flickr pool? Thanks, Mike

Posts: 626
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:56 pm
Location: Mid-Atlantic


by gelisob on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Here's "little" something I made, using information on the mintyboost 3.0 page, I wanted to make it myself and as an amateur I dont yet have stuff to make-bake-chemicals-magic PCB's so I bought one pre-made "lanes" off the shelf PCB and cut/saw/reroute necessary paths :)

As It's not mintyboost, I call it xmAAAboost, took some searching and I was lucky to find so suitable mint box :)
Added on/off switch and an indicator led to see if circuit is powered or not, it's wired pass 5k resistor so it draws really nothing. I'm not sure what's it idle power usage of the schematic/caps etc so i felt like complete cutoff button would be nice.
It's nice and small, just a little longer edge than the AAA batt as you can see, ~5x5x1.5cm.

Here are two pictures and youtube video of the making process :)

Youtube video, making of xmAAAboost.

Photo 01.03.13 11 46.59.jpg
box open
Photo 01.03.13 11 46.59.jpg (85.01 KiB) Viewed 3050 times

Photo 01.03.13 11 47.32.jpg
complete, closed box
Photo 01.03.13 11 47.32.jpg (77.41 KiB) Viewed 3050 times

hope you like it ;)
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:05 pm

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by Disco Dan on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:08 am

Finished this afternoon...

Fitted two LED's to an aluminium enclosure (the tin was just too small to fit solar charger as well!). One LED is a clear 'blue' that lights up when given external power (solar/mains). The other is an RGB LED which lights up green when charging the internal LiPo battery then blue when done.

Worked first time too!

image.jpeg (388.42 KiB) Viewed 2854 times

image_2.jpeg (379.64 KiB) Viewed 2854 times

image_3.jpeg (347.35 KiB) Viewed 2854 times
Disco Dan
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:56 pm

Re: MintyBoost gallery

by jtetz on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:16 am

Well, I could not remember my 1000 year old Yahoo login so no Flikr love, but I did post my cute little MintyBoost on Tumblr (why do they hate so hard on the -er?!)

I had a blast putting together my project, and especially painting my tin. Though I had a strange bubbling paint failure, so I have ordered a new tin. Now my 75 year old mom wants me to make her one... oh man. Can't wan't to make a solar charger too!

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:48 am

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.