Altoids Portable Charger

Background: Before the ubiquity of powerbanks, there was nothing on the market to provide longer battery life for portable electronics. Connecting a female USB connector to four rechargable AA batteries opened up a new world of extended iPod playback.

Objective: Build a simple, rechargable battery pack to keep the tunes playing long road trips.

Overview of the fantastic charging device.

The iPod is alive!

President's Choice rechargable batteries and some janky wiring is all it took.

Published on April 16, 2009