Trezor wallet snug in foam-lined tin
I have an original Trezor cryptocurrency hardware wallet that I use to secure my bitcoin. The device is small and very lightweight and I worry about knocks and bangs when it is stored. So I thought I'd make a more secure way to store the Trezor to protect it when it's not in use.
Mystifying Mints (Altoids style) Tin
I had recently used up all the mints in a very cool little tin of Mystifying Mints. The tin is designed to look like a Ouija board and the mints are shaped like the Ouija board pointer. I thought it might be cool to turn the tin into a protective case for the Trezor.
Mystifying Mints tin was too cool to pass up!
I just happened to have a lot of neoprene foam spare from my backpacking days - I used it as my ultralight sleeping pad to save weight. I really didn't need very much for the size of these tin mint tins.
I used two different thicknesses. A 3/4” thick piece that would hold the Trezor, and two pieces of 1/8” foam, one to go in the top of the lid, the other to form a cushion at the bottom of the base.
The process was pretty straightforward:
- I trimmed all three pieces of neoprene foam to the exact size of the mint tin
- I glued one of the 1/8” pieces of foam in the bottom of the tin
- I glued the second 1/8” piece of foam in the lid of the tin
- I cut a hole the exact size of the Trezor, and as close as possible in the center, in the 3/4” piece of foam and carefully glued it on top of the 1/8” piece already in the bottom of the tin
The result was a sandwich of foam on top and bottom of the Trezor device and a thick section snuggly around it.
Trezor wallet out of foam insert
This was a fun, quick little project because I had pretty much all the materials in hand to begin with. It was definitely a spur of the moment sort of thing. I had the empty Mystifying Mints tin and didn't want to throw it away so I wondered what I could use it for. I think this is a great way to upcycle the tin and it turned out pretty well too!
Crypto Seed Cold Storage
Note: I am not an expert in cryptocurrency. Like many of you I play with it in order to learn and understand how it works. One thing I cannot stress strongly enough, is that if you begin to dabble in cryptocurrency you absolutely get a hardware wallet of some sort (the Trezor and Ledger Nano are two of the most popular and trusted) and I highly recommend that you make a safe and secure offline “cold” backup of your wallet seed phrase using something like the Cryptotag Zeus titanium crypto seed cold storage device or similar.