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    Default Bottom Feeder built with a VAMO chip (help)

    So after building my first bottom feeder I was going to build another in a wood box..having a alot of extra room in the box and a VAMO collecting dust ive decided I want to put the chip (board? idk what the correct term would be) and screen from the VAMO into the bottom feeder...only problem is im not sure where to connect the wires from the battery contacts..a wiring guide or explanation as to where to put them would help. Thanks!

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    Would also like to use my own switch...not sure if thats possible

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    The wiring is not too bad for the vamo chip. This is a horrible diagram I did on my tablet. I have just finished a vamo box mod myself.
    simplevamowire.jpg

    Good luck!
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    Can't show the insides of mine, but yes, You can "rewire" the buttons.
    Best way is to wire them diagonally ( / )
    Pick a corner, any corner of the button area (works best if you heat the tabs and remove the buttons 1st), and solder a wire on to it, then, solder a wire onto the diagonally opposite corner (no straight across, no straight up or straight down)

    My test "BAMO" (Boxed VAMO mod) has been working great for over a week, from what I thought was a dead VAMO. Turns out only the main button was worn out.
    20140301_172040.jpg
    1st try after replacing the main button and wiring it to a 16mm switch
    20140314_130204.jpg
    Main switch, display on the side and a charging system (works great!)
    20140314_130220.jpg
    - and + buttons ( I got them backwards.. - on top instead of on the bottom) using tactile switches covered with some silicon
    20140314_130257.jpg
    ego/510 connection

    (I have Chi you tops, covered tac switches, Hammond boxes and an illuninatied 16mm switch coming in for the final version, as well as new VAMO pcb's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visus View Post
    Thanks Visus,that diagram helps alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatsat View Post
    The wiring is not too bad for the vamo chip. This is a horrible diagram I did on my tablet. I have just finished a vamo box mod myself.
    simplevamowire.jpg

    Good luck!
    So a wire run from the little positive post on the bottom of pcb to the positive battery contact,correct?

    Thanks,hopefully ill be able to put it all together soon,3 weeks and still waiting on parts

    would love to see your new mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupplyDaddy View Post
    Can't show the insides of mine, but yes, You can "rewire" the buttons.
    Best way is to wire them diagonally ( / )
    Pick a corner, any corner of the button area (works best if you heat the tabs and remove the buttons 1st), and solder a wire on to it, then, solder a wire onto the diagonally opposite corner (no straight across, no straight up or straight down)

    My test "BAMO" (Boxed VAMO mod) has been working great for over a week, from what I thought was a dead VAMO. Turns out only the main button was worn out.
    20140301_172040.jpg
    1st try after replacing the main button and wiring it to a 16mm switch
    20140314_130204.jpg
    Main switch, display on the side and a charging system (works great!)
    20140314_130220.jpg
    - and + buttons ( I got them backwards.. - on top instead of on the bottom) using tactile switches covered with some silicon
    20140314_130257.jpg
    ego/510 connection

    (I have Chi you tops, covered tac switches, Hammond boxes and an illuninatied 16mm switch coming in for the final version, as well as new VAMO pcb's)
    Awesome mod,cant wait to see the final version.

    I'll be sure to keep updates,thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloSoulja View Post
    So a wire run from the little positive post on the bottom of pcb to the positive battery contact,correct?

    Thanks,hopefully ill be able to put it all together soon,3 weeks and still waiting on parts

    would love to see your new mod
    Yes that is correct.

    outside1024.jpg inside1024.jpg

    The + and - buttons are temporary. Working on some new buttons. I was a little sloppy with the hot glue but not too bad. Works great though. Been using it since about Tuesday when I finished it up.

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    decided against the vamo pcb. Not enough room with the juice bottle and everything else...sigh. back to drawing board

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