BeagleBone Black Wireless in an Altoids Mint Tin



Curiously Stong Mints? No, but it is quite powerful. It's a BeagleBone Black Wireless!!!


The Adafruit Proto Cape Kit fits with lid fully closed. In order to accommodate additional components

such as sensors, wiring, and others things, it will be necessary to find some Nylon Polyamide Standoffs

that are shorter than the 3/16" standoffs used in the photos.

These are the standoffs that came with the Adafruit BeagleBone Proto Plate. 


Custom 27mm x 27mm heatsink. Note, the BBB W does not require a heatsink.

This heatsink was hand cut from one that originally came on a PCI graphics card for a desktop PC.


The holes for the dual antennas to pass through are marked but not drilled yet.

Currently I am shopping for the correct adapters to utilize different antennas.

The ones that come from the manufacturer are more than sufficient for most applications but

my intended use requires an antenna configuration with greater range.


The mounting hardware that was used came from the Adafruit Proto Plate kit.

If you would like to purchase the mounting hardware separately,

the dimensions are as follows:


    4 x 4-40 1/2" Metal or Nylon Polyamide Screws

      4 x 4-40 Metal or Nylon Polyamide Hexnuts

      4 x 3/16" Nylon Polyamide Standoffs *


*This height will work if the Micro USB is used for power.

If you desire to use the 5V power jack, a shorter standoff must be used.