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Created a 26650 battery holder

Discussion in 'Battery Mods' started by exnihilo, Jul 13, 2014.

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  1. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    It looks great, but Shapeways wants $20 to print it! Yeesh. I may spring for one, but it's way too expensive imho. If anyone's interested, i'll post more about it. No upcharge or anything.

    Sorry , im on my phone atm.
     
  2. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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  3. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Found someone local(isH) who will do it for $15. Might have to give it a try!

    No real interest outside of me? I understand that some would solder directly to the battery. I'd the innards to reflect the outside - great cable management comes from my PC building days.

    cg
     
  4. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    I'm committing to the printer. Once I get the finished piece I will post pics. As it stands, one end has a ~20 intent for a Vamo-sized brass spring and the other side has a square intent for a 15x15mm/1mm piece of copper for the positive side. It should be a breeze to wire up and make look neat :) .

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    I'm using Sketchup, at the moment. It free, so that's a plus. What do you guys use?

    cg
     
  5. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
  6. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Ha! Ain't the truth. I figured in an area like this, you have the mass followers, and the few who are followed. It's all good. I'm just excited to have something I designed being 3d printed! I also have some Shapeways parts coming my too - a USB charging DNA bezel and the DNA screen bezel.

    cg
     
  7. david4500

    david4500 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nice. What is the width, length and height? Will these fit in a Hammond 1590B? Where are you getting that square of copper for the contact?
     
  8. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Thanks :) . It's designed to fit the bigger 1590's, 77mm inside width. The size is 76.7 × 31.2 × 38.2 mm. The square of copper I get from eBay: 2pcs Laptop GPU CPU Heatsink Copper Shim 15mmx15mmx1 0mm | eBay

    They have 0.5mm/depth squares too.

    I have one being printed in yellow, to contrast my orange MNKE :D .

    A member of this forum has been gracious enough to also print one. Today's been a good day.

    I'll post that Hammond box number in a moment.

    cg
     
  9. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    He we go:

    546-1590WSBK
    MFG Part No:1590WSBK
    1590WSBK

    Got it from Mouser. It's big, without being HUGE. It's pretty squat, but I like the additional room.

    cg
     
  10. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Fruition:

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    For my first time having something printed from a design, it's very close to perfect. A little sanding, some smoothing and voila! :)

    cg
     
  11. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    More crickets, huh? Come one guys, this is just the beginning! I have a design idea that's functional like a lot of other products, with design elements I think are new. I'm taking in all that's been done and improving things into one device. No cloning. I dunno when I'll get done with the design, but it'll come eventually.

    *Edit* Let me clarify, the battery holder in and of itself is not related to the 'new' thing, but the process of 3D design and printing is - for me. :)

    cg
     
  12. david4500

    david4500 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    What type of mod do you plan on using this with?
     
  13. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    David saves the day!

    A box mod. I'll take a group photo. :) I think I have all of the parts, except for some proper 20AWG wire. It's a blackout deal, with the exception of the FD connector - on the outside.

    cg
     
  14. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    I should point out, that although Google yielded few results for the direct purchase of a 26650 holder, a search on Shapeways proved more fruitful. I like my design features, but I can understand why it wasn't an "OMG" moment for 'anyone'. :D

    cg
     
  15. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    I think many wanting use of 26650 mod go with a pipe style --cause huge!
    its an absolutely monstrosity of a battery and a holder makes it even bigger.
    If I could bend and shape some thin alum it would be more reasonable but finding an enclosure
    that doesn't beep :blink: cause huge when I walk backwards is hard find.

    Niice holder tho
     
  16. david4500

    david4500 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    What chip? OKR, Raptor, DNA, SX?
     
  17. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Thanks! The enclosure I am using is 110x83x44mm. It's not huge, just bigger than your normal Hammond 1590 - it's still in the 1590 family.

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    DNA30, a legit one. I have a China version coming too, but that going into something else. I would have loved to have stuck an SX350 in this thing, but that'll have to happen later.

    I'm taking pics along the way, so I'm probably going to do a build thread. My soldering skills leave much to be desired, but I am going to make the inside very clean/orderly. :)

    cg
     
  18. Visus

    Visus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2013
    United States
    That is absolutely giant
    my mitts are stubby.

    Thats badarse btw but yeah basketball wrestler mod.

    To some its still small

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  19. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
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    Ha! Nice pic reference man! I have smaller hands too (not tiny, but a med/large instead of large for gloves, etc... - big palms, stubby fingers, lol), and it fits nicely. I would have preferred something a little smaller, but you take what you can get, and the size I was looking for just didn't exist. :)

    cg
     
  20. jeepster67

    jeepster67 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    Wenatchee, WA, USA
    dual 26650 holder that sets the battery flush (no thicker or wider than the batteries). should be able to fit 1590B box. For OKR and Raptor boxes.
    Here's them in the box with some shims around them.
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