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Calling all modders

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by stevo_tdo, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Will beat writing those e-cig instruction booklets ...

    Welcome you e-cig
    Take out of box before lighting
    Dagger: Will hot after heating!
    Do not drop or put horse before cart ...

    ps: No, not really; was not me. Not me! Honest!!!
     
  2. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Missouri
    Jesus Christ. LMAO here. Will read through all the posts thoroughly tomorrow after sobering. Went out to dinner with wife as soon as I made my first 2 posts. Drunken as I am photon beam does have a ring to it as i sit here. To be continued.....
     
  3. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I have a carte blanche beside me but not opened it yet

    Didn't realise, it's not a metric one; need to find that twirly metal widget thingy ...

    Or maybe a power drill ...
     
  4. dedmonwakin

    dedmonwakin Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2009
    Destin,FL.
    LMAO! No silly, novel as in, not typical!
     
  5. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I see, how about I start at the end, with flasbacks, or tell the story from the point of view of the LED?

    [some cheesy snacks later ...]

    Oh, I get it. You need some ideas for your telepathic creation ...

    ;)

    I can envisage an IR beam, a plain old IR photon beam device from radio shark; but beyond that, not sure what you have in mind
     
  6. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Missouri

    I'm aware what a vinyl record is. lol I do remember a PBS show where they took old records and used a vacuum mold to turn them into vases. I have tons of craptacular vinyl from even worse artists. Might use them to test my vacuum mold and the technique.

    Will not part with my blues brothers album though.
     
  7. Zofryer

    Zofryer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Near DC

    Oooooooooh. I've been working with 1/4 inch phone jacks, but I'd imagine epoxy clay would hold threads really really well. In the very least, you could mimmick an RCA style connector for a tight "push it on" connection. If you slightly angled the center post, it would actually "snap" on, and hold it's own center post against the contact. Tolerances would be tight though. I might have to silently see if I can make wire-embedded magic-sculpt connectors, after I figure out how this monster I'm making is going to work.
     
  8. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    With a suitable guage wire I'm sure this can be done. Building a connector from scratch :) Not difficult though. Alternative would be cutting threads (from brass, say) with a die.
     
  9. DigDigital

    DigDigital New Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Mississippi
    You need someone in China with injection molding equipment and lots of money.
     
  10. Zofryer

    Zofryer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Near DC
    Naw, that's not where I'm going with it. My thing is, it's silly to have to have a screw on connector for the atomizer when the batteries themselves are held in place by a spring. The original reason was because the connection between the battery and the atomizer was a stressed component requiring strength. In a design where the atomizer is just sitting on top of a battery box, or in my case is enclosed mostly in one, I'm not seeing the need for threads. My smoking style has me swapping atomizers a few times an hour to rapidly change flavors. I'm trying to come up with a reliable quick release connector. So far, I've been using really short threads. The RCA jack adapter mod looks appealing, but I'm really only interested in 801 style atomizers, so I'm looking to duplicate that functionality in as small a form factor possible. In my previous femo/erector-set attempt that nearly burned my place down, I had a spring loaded mouthpiece connector. You slid the atomizer into the slot and it clicked into place. I got the idea from the spring loaded CO2 injector in a crosman 357 CO2 pistol. I just need to think about it for a while. I'll come up with something.
     
  11. dedmonwakin

    dedmonwakin Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2009
    Destin,FL.
    I'm going to order a tap and die set. I'm going to see if I can totally re thread the atty without destroying it. This would eliminate so much problems. A battery connector isn't the issue, it's the dang atty thread.
     
  12. kinabaloo

    kinabaloo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    If the 510's threads are a 0.5mm pitch, then perhaps wire a diameter of 0.5mm would be best to quickly make a helicoil. Wind on atty athreads, apply expoxy resin and let it harden, unscrew atty.

    Or, rip out that darned connector and put in somethng better ;)
     
  13. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Missouri
    Helicoil, HELICOIL, damn forgot all about those. Did spend an 1 1/2 hrs at radioshack today. Wish I still worked at a machine shop, all the after hours free time was enjoyable to say the least. You now those sma adapters are pretty close to a m401 I believe. Might be able to rethread one of those or vice versa. Just a thought, i'll go check now lol.
     
  14. Zofryer

    Zofryer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Near DC
    My rule was, no physical alteration of the atomizer. You just slot it and puff away. I had a spring loaded angled base, with a spring loaded metal center pin. You angled it in the slot, and pushed it up against my attempt at autofeeding (spring loaded metal tube filled with cart material fed by a bottle). That tube directly contacted the wick. there was yet another spring for the floating mouthpiece funnel that formed the air-tight seal around the mouthpiece side of the atomizer. The springs in the base and tube-cart were very weak compared to the mouthpiece spring, and had much less travel. So it just snapped into place. I basically took apart some pens and a few car lighter adapters and used the metal "funnels" and fuse springs. And juice leaked all over everything, and it short circuited and nearly burned my place down. : ) I had the spring inside the tube-cart to push the filler material carrier against the atomizer, and it was creating a flex-gap on one side I couldn't see, and juice dripped through the unit.

    So essentially my design was:
    *overly complicated
    *weak
    *dangerous
    *way too big

    It just started getting bigger and more complicated. The mod I'm working on now has two 801 style atomizers, so 2.2ml of juice in carts. I don't see the point for autofeed with this much cart capacity. So now it's just coming up with an elegant way to make snap-fits for dual atomizers, and that's been my major hold-up.
     
  15. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Missouri
    Thats a no go on the sma's but there are other types with various thread sizes. If the diameter of the sma was a touch bigger I bet it would of screwed in with no modifications. Damn..lol Although with the right threads cut in the sma and a proper helicoil on the outside that might work. Already has a wire coming out that could contact the center of the atomizer.
     
  16. kender

    kender Moved On

    Mar 9, 2009
    USA
    This is a moldable plastic. Just heat it and shape it
    SHAPELOCK
     
  17. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Missouri
  18. Nulli

    Nulli Full Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 11, 2009
    Ohio
    Can anyone give a recommendation on where to find Magic sculp ?
    I'm trying to find somewhere local so I do not have to pay for shipping for a 5 lbs tub.

    Nulli
     
  19. dedmonwakin

    dedmonwakin Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2009
    Destin,FL.
    Your gonna have to order it. It's not a common medium to find in any art goods store, no more common than finding modeling wax. I order directly through the manufacturers site because I require large quantities of it(5 gallon buckets). But there are many sites that you could get it cheaper and at a lesser size.
     
  20. dedmonwakin

    dedmonwakin Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2009
    Destin,FL.
    Friendly plastic pellets and shapelock are of the same.

    They both have a low heat tolerance(130-150 degrees), but would be really good to use in combination of other mediums and fabrication. Provided proper planning to avoid heated areas of your device, such as batter, atty connector. Warping would be expected around those areas.
     
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