Bottom Feeder built with a VAMO chip (help)

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  1. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

    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!
     
  2. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

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

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

  4. whatsat

    whatsat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran


    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.
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    Good luck!
     
  5. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    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.
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    1st try after replacing the main button and wiring it to a 16mm switch
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    Main switch, display on the side and a charging system (works great!)
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    - and + buttons ( I got them backwards.. - on top instead of on the bottom) using tactile switches covered with some silicon
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    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)
     
  6. BuffaloSoulja

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  7. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

    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 :mad:

    would love to see your new mod
     
  8. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

    Awesome mod,cant wait to see the final version.

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

    whatsat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes that is correct.

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    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.
     
  10. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

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

    whatsat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Perhaps you could use a Kick for voltage/wattage control in your wood box mod using a 18500 or 18490 battery. That would leave you the whole other side of the box for your juice bottle/bottom feed setup. Fasttech has a kick clone for less than $9 shipped.
     
  12. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

    WOW,good idea..dont know how that one didnt cross my mind before..I think im gonna order one right now.thanks!
     
  13. whatsat

    whatsat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have been meaning to do it myself for a few weeks now, even got the kick clone in and picked up some hardwood samples from the flooring department at the local Home Depot. They are free and you can pick from a lot of exotic wood species/types. Been side tracked working on an ego box mod with USB charging for my brother though.
     
  14. asdaq

    asdaq Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sounds like a great source for wood. What size are the pieces, on average?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
  15. whatsat

    whatsat Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Usually about 3"x4" but they have the edge on them for interlocking together. They basically are the pieces of the boards of the hardwood flooring cut into smaller pieces for customers to take as samples. Usually they are the special order pieces and sizes and thickness vary some based on the type. They are usually located on the hardwood/laminate flooring aisle. Only get a couple of pieces each time you are in or else they will try to set you up for a measure or consultation.

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  16. BuffaloSoulja

    BuffaloSoulja Full Member

    Definitely gonna grab some of those for a mod!
     
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