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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
    just used stuff that I had laying around...

    I didn't use a 510, just fastened the rda with the ring that comes with some 510 connectors

    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
    I can't remember the name of these pieces but here is the switch disassembled (got it at a hardware store),
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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