09-18-2009, 05:06 PM
09-18-2009, 05:30 PM
Many thanks. Picking up tonight to build my first Nicostick this weekend.
09-18-2009, 06:05 PM
It's not as hard as it looks....be patient, take your time....good luck!!
09-18-2009, 06:24 PM
Warp1900... you never cease to AMAZE me... Keep it up.. I love...LOVE looking at what you come up with... Trying to talk hubby (I have absolutly no mechanical skill) into making some... he will eventually... but just wanted you to know... I REALLY ENJOY your work!!!!!!!
09-19-2009, 10:29 PM
Well, the hardest part was actually making the RCA connector. The first one I cut too short, the second I left longer and had to sand it down. The biggest issue I ran into was getting the battery end to stay in the RCA sleeve. I ended up using a little super glue to hold it then just a touch of solder. Seems to be holding.
Originally Posted by mnealtx
I would like to thank you and Warp for all the help.
09-25-2009, 06:41 AM
Elegant solution warp. I'm curious though as to why you chose RCA instead of something like jackpins or usb where the female connector could be recessed into the box.
10-02-2009, 07:52 AM
My god man...thanks for coming up with this great idea.
I have not had much luck with the plastic rca's , They don't seem to stand up to my abuse long haha,but the metal connectors have revolutionized my modding experience in a great way!
I found that adding a small spring ( tiny piece cut from an ink pen spring ) makes a great solderless connection without having to worry so much about precision cuts of the metal RCA cases. However it does look nice to file the end as square as possible. I read through "most" of the posts in this thread and didn't see anything pertaining to the use of a bit of spring .
( a very small piece can be stretched to make contact)
I hope it helps someone!
If this tip was already posted somewhere,I appologise.
Happy modding/Vaping all!
10-03-2009, 05:14 AM
Last edited by Scubabatdan; 10-03-2009 at 05:18 AM.
10-12-2009, 12:09 AM
Scubabatdan, thanks for those pictures. Could you please provide a parts list for the three pieces in your picture? I'm purchasing these from Radio Shack,
Panel-Mount RCA Phono Jack (4-Pack)
Phono (RCA-Type) Plug (2-Pack)
I don't see where to get that little barrel that you're using though between the RCA jack and the 901 connector. Is that already on the part and you're just pulling it off? I'm new to this, so please forgive me if it's an absurd question, I'm just trying to understand this.
I want to make an 801 adapter. Altsmoke.com sells 801 connectors. Will I be able to use these 801 battery connectors or will I be missing any parts?
AltSmoke | Personal Vaporizer 801 Battery Thread - Mod Shop (they also sell 501 and 901 threads)
10-12-2009, 02:11 AM
What you linked looks like an OEM brass 801 connector that's either been modified, or came from a different manufacturer than Nerf's 801 connectors, which do not have the crosscuts in the unthreaded end, otherwise they look identical and it should work fine.
The RCA fitting they're starting from is a "make your own" that you would solder the cable to, and that metal sleeve comes with it (and then is cut down) and just happens to be the perfect interior diameter for 801 and 901 battery fittings. I don't have a part number or link for it.
Last edited by Dave Rickey; 10-12-2009 at 02:13 AM.
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