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    Got the last of the parts i ordered yesterday that i ordered thru various sources. I would have bought a DNA20 box mod but as everyone knows they are hard to come by and if you can find one you will spend $250+ for one.

    Here are the parts. I will list the parts, links and price.


    DNA20 Chip - DNA20D By Evolv - $53.95 inc shipping
    DNA Charger - Evolv LLC - Shop Now - $8.50 inc shipping
    Fire button - 12mm 12V 3V Hight Head Push Button Angel Eye Blue LED Metal Switch Momentary US | eBay - $8.49 inc shipping
    Tactile button x2 - Invalid Request - $2.48
    Project box - Invalid Request - $8.33
    18650 Battery holder x2 -Lot 5 Pcs New 18650 17500 18500 Battery 3 6 4 2V Clip Holder Box | eBay - $1.66
    510 connector - 510 Battery Connector, Sealed - $1.50

    Total = $84.91*

    * = YMMV these are the current prices and availability when i purchased them. I dont have shipping prices on some of the items and some items were purchased in bulk so i divided the cost for those items. The 510 connector im using is not the same as above. Ive had the connector for years and havent used it. The link for the connector is a newer better connector.

    My first step is to test fit the parts and mark where im going to drill holes and make cutouts for the DNA20 display and charger port. I will try and take pictures and post progress during the build.

    Wish me luck

    BTW...I forgot to take a pic of the DNA20 chip with the parts
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    I forgot to mention that i did take measurements of all the parts, by the dimensions provided by the site before i ordered them, to be sure they would fit in the box. The manufacturer of the box is Hammond
    http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/1590B.pdf
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    Are you going to have a shield of some type for the display?

    Looks like a great project..


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    Quote Originally Posted by SupplyDaddy View Post
    Are you going to have a shield of some type for the display?

    Looks like a great project..
    Thats the sort of hard part. I was thinking of using a clear plastic cut from a plastic box or something. I would just need to find the correct thickness
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    Now im trying to think of how to adhere the DNA20 chip to the box. im not sure if i could use any old adhesive like krazy glue, 2-part epoxy or glue gun. I might need to get this:
    Arctic Silver Aata 5g Alumina Adhesive Thermal Epoxy 5g | eBay
    unless someone knows of something better?
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    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
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    "Arctic Alumina Adhesive uses a layered composite of aluminum oxide and boron nitride. Arctic alumina thermal epoxy adhesive acts as a pure electrical insulator, neither electrically conductive nor capacitive."

    Sounds about right to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SupplyDaddy View Post
    "Arctic Alumina Adhesive uses a layered composite of aluminum oxide and boron nitride. Arctic alumina thermal epoxy adhesive acts as a pure electrical insulator, neither electrically conductive nor capacitive."

    Sounds about right to me.
    Yea, i believe its the best solution. Now I either order it and wait a few days or drive 30 minutes to microcenter and pick it up. hmmmm...microcenter it is
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    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
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    Here is the current layout

    Battery trays had to be moved to one side due to the DNA20 chip being mounted to the side of the box inside. The DNA20 chip lcd gives me limited flexibility. Fire button location is right where my thumb feels more natural when gripping the box. The up/down buttons are to the right/left of the fire buttons.

    Im currently creating a template for the LCD window
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    Scratch the fire button placement. I didnt account for the depth of the fire button. It will hit the battery tray when closed. I think i will have to move the fire button the side toward the top or remove 1 battery tray....hmmm....decisions decisions
    MODS:2x Provari's V1, 2x Brass JustGG #1823 and 1546, SS JustGG #1114, Brass Astro #75
    ATOMIZERS:The Russian and The Russian 91%, Ithaka #4642 and #5873
    RETIRED: RSM Mk4VV and VV Monkeyboxx CAUTION: Im vaping @ VV...Keep back 500ft :p

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    on my standard milo's mod I was planning on using a similar switch and it didn't fit with a similar(single) battery box as you are using. I ended up using three of the small metal tactiles and was unhappy with it at the time, but love those switches now. For the next build I bought the 1590BS - a little thicker than your 1590B which might fit the larger switch. I'm anxious to see how big it is in person, but plan on either using two Panasonic 2900mah PF's, or an Orion RC car 100c 2s 4000mah shorty pack (was nearly new but had some broken solder tabs) in parallel for 8000mah.

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