MintyBoost

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$19.50

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Looking for a portable USB device charger, like for an iPod, Zune, or similar portable electronic device? The MintyBoost is a fun kit that lets you recharge on the fly, from a pair of normal AA cells!


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This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and just about any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge! (See below for compatibility tests)

The charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries fit into an Altoids gum tin, and will run your iPod for hours. 2.5x more than you'd get from a 9V USB charger! (See Process for math/calculations) You can use rechargeable batteries too.

Specifications:

Some numbers...

  • iPhone (all types): 3/4 full recharge
  • iPod video (tested, using alkaline batteries): 3hrs more video (1 full recharge)
  • iPod mini (tested w/rechargeables): 26 hours more (1.5 full recharges)
  • iPod nano: 4 full recharges!
  • iPod shuffle : 60 hours more , 5 full recharges!

This project is suitable for beginners, some soldering tools are necessary but even if you've never soldered before it should be pretty easy.

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