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mechanical box mod made in 10 minutes, not many tools required

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  1. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    just used stuff that I had laying around...
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    I didn't use a 510, just fastened the rda with the ring that comes with some 510 connectors
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    some solid copper wire, nemesis magnets and those battery cases you get when you order bats
    performs great! I don't think you need to see the internals ;)

    once I fine tune the switch and reduce the throw I'll add a wood vinyl wrap to it

    once my "varitube" 510 come I'll try a bottomfeeder with the same enclosure
     
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  2. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2011
    MA, USA
    I like it! (But I like the one in your avatar, too!).

    What is that switch made from? (Looks like it's homemade, at any rate!) I can see the magnets, but can't quite figure out how it's put together.

    My simple homemade mech:

    Peeled some of the shrink-wrap off the bottom of an 18650 battery.
    Took a 510 adapter and clamped it to the bottom of the battery with a hose clamp (makes the negative connection to the outside of the 510 adapter). This particular adapter was cylindrical on the outside, so it sat flush (perhaps an 801->510 adapter? This was a while ago)

    On the other end, soldered a switch directly onto the positive battery terminal, and then a wire from the switch to the center of the 510 adapter. 5 pieces altogether (including the wire and battery).

    Worked great until I discovered it was firing in my pocket at my daughter's graduation!
     
  3. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    I can't remember the name of these pieces but here is the switch disassembled (got it at a hardware store),
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    you need to cut the teeth, and place the magnets (I added an oring to reduce the throw a bit but I'll take a few mm of the female adapter to shorten it better and get rid of the oring
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    the copper rod is coiled around a big neodymium magnet so the magnet and the rod are both making secure contact with the negative terminal of the bat.

    so no cables no solder
     
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  4. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    All I can say is. . . "congrats" to you and maybe "wow". I prefer all my fingers (and toes) [​IMG] but I think it is amazing what you have done. Have fun and be extra careful. I wanna see what you do next.
     
  5. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    it actually is a pretty safe device, not much can go wrong there!
     
  6. Shawn Hoefer

    Shawn Hoefer ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    Arkansas Ozarks
    That's a pronged t-nut and a hex bolt. T-nuts are also available as Brad t-nut and have small Brad holes instead of prongs for attaching.
     
  7. thetrucker

    thetrucker Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Syracuse,NY
    Hi Vapero,

    I like this mod you made because you used stuff you had on hand and not

    a bunch of stuff from fastech that you have to order----I am not into the mosfet

    transistors---capacitors---tiny circuit boards and other complicated stuff.

    I just like building from stuff laying around like you did----a nut- bolt-piece of wire

    Good job keeping it simple.

    thetrucker
     
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