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My MadVapes Nico-Drip V2

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  1. dreams n chains

    dreams n chains Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    This Mod was inspired by Tinear's Mahmba Mod which I saw a few months ago before he removed the pictures and by because the website offers so much in the way of modding parts. He is the only vendor I have ever bought from that actually threw in the freebies that we all hear of others receiving. And it was a freebie switch that got me finally rolling on my personalized mods. At this point... I just can't thank Hoogie @ MadVapes enough!

    It is a 3.7 volt, 510 atomizer battery box mod with a failsafe horn button switch and the time honored durability of a Nico-Stick with a 3ml juice injection system installed. I know this one will not fail (aside from a better tubing).



    "MadVapes" because all the parts can be purchased from MadVapes and were the source of concrete inspiration. I hope Hoogie doesn't mind when we use his website name in our mod names. I am not associated other than a happy customer... so consider this mod my "review" also!

    "Nico" because of the Nico-Stick originally created by the ECF member NicoWolf... which is a 2 "AA" battery box which contains a larger battery than the stock batteries. With a 14500 Protected battery... it can last for hours compared to the stock 510 batteries lasting briefly before recharge. Thank You so much NicoWolf!

    "Drip" because it is a Nico-Stick wich supplies the ability to drip directly onto the atomizer via a 3ml dropper bottle and tubing assembly.

    "V2" because it is a version 2. Version 1 is still under construction of adding a voltage regulator to protect the tactile switch and consists of a smaller box which does not contain room for a spare atomizer like V2 does.



    I want to post a "how-to" on this but am not sure if I'll be doing it here... I'm testing this as I post and read. I'm on a slow dial-up connection and the how-to is in pictures with text attached for easy saving. I want to see how this loads so as to not bog down others on dial-up also by posting the how-to pics all on one page.

    Probably my biggest reason for creating these and posting a "how-to" is for peoples enjoyment, of course, but more so for human/animal safety. These mods make things easier in the dark and are especially helpful while driving. This mod is easy to locate in the dark too as I have it so the slow changing LED is on as long as the main on/off switch is on. Amazingly... the LED hardly uses any battery longevity.

    The how-to pics will be being uploaded to my Photobucket at:
    Nico-Drip V2 pictures by dreams_n_chains - Photobucket

    And eventually to MadVapes new Modding How-To area located at
    MadVapes e-Cig 'How To' Tutorials • Index page

    Hope you enjoy!:thumbs:
  2. Dave_uk

    Dave_uk Full Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Scotland UK
    O'h my goodness...

    Thats beautiful.
  3. Phonernomicon

    Phonernomicon Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Tacoma, wa
    Wow, nice work! I love all the style you put into it. Did you use a dremel for all the cutting?
  4. seven

    seven Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Fringe HQ Chicago
    DNC - im first on the list to order!~!!!!!!! =)

    Great job!
  5. petercro

    petercro Super Member ECF Veteran

    My God
    I can't believe how sleek you have made a 3 X AA battery box look.
    The mahmba is good (Very Good).
    This has Pure style
    Mark at Madvapes should put these pics on the homepage.
    You may or may not know, that I'm not a cart fed fanatic, but this mod is gorgeous.
    Carlos should watch his back

    The mahmba's design is very complex and you have made it look simple.

    I would be proud to own one of those. (even if it was pink with hearts).

    I'm in the presence of a mod god.
  6. Rockalot

    Rockalot Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    Agreed this is really nice! Good Job. ;)
  7. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    You go Girl! I just got 2- 3AA boxes, now I'm going to be busy! This ROCKS!
  8. Connman

    Connman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2009
    North Florida, USA
    Oh my who let you out of the Madvapes forum? Everyone hide your battery boxes. :D

    You ever think of making one of these for your brother? :sneaky:
    I think he would like it 5 Volt Bright Green and instead of hearts something like stars might be good. :confused: Or maybe letters Like Roy. :p Think that`s his name.
    All he ever does is talk on how your his favorite sister you know. :w00t:
  9. Sgood1971

    Sgood1971 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    That thing is amazing!!!

    Can you give any further information on the brass fittings for those of us who can hardly wait for the how-to?
  10. crouton976

    crouton976 Full Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2009
    Must. Post. How. To.

    That would be awesome and full of win...

    Great job!!!

  11. Global_Apathy

    Global_Apathy Full Member

    Mar 16, 2010
  12. OmahaVapor

    OmahaVapor Super Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 5, 2010
    Omaha, NE
    That is amazing!! I cant wait for the how to. I already have most of the parts on hand execpt for the 1/16 hose fitting and the hoses.
  13. Blaze

    Blaze Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    This is a huge order of win....with a side of awesomesauce and a sprinkling of coolness :)
  14. dreams n chains

    dreams n chains Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    Thank you all for your kind and inspiring words! Hope you didn't say all that only 'cause it was April Fools day!?

    Seven... looks like you will have to wait because I just gotta make Petercro a pink one with hearts! :lol: and I think I'll throw in some Butterflies too!?

    The fitting that Global Apathy posted looks so darned close to the one that I used! It looks a lot like the top part of the one I have through the top of the box. It is only missing the bottom portion that has two rubber "o" rings on it. I would love to find these somewhere where we all could buy them.

    I cannot really go into what the brass fittings I used were from because it really is a lot of work and a bit dangerous and possibly wasteful to get to them. Truly, I am not with-holding info without reason. What we need to do is find fittings sold somewhere like Global Apathy did.

    I'll try to post pics of them.

    Yes, I used a Dremel to grind-melt the holes into the box (not a drill)..... a stencil burner to cut the box in areas (like a soldering iron with an x-acto knife blade)..... sandpaper to round and shape things and a small set of files.

    A different how-to is already in my Photobucket for my "Madvapes Manipu-Mod" that I was going to post until the switch stopped working. So, until I find a MOSFET/FET/Regulator to protect the small tactile switch... just don't use a tactile switch if you make that one! But the design and instructions are there and can be incorporated into those who want to do the Nico-Drip V2.



    PhotoBucket link:
    e-cig manipu-mod pictures by dreams_n_chains - Photobucket

    Storminyte made a great one using a different switch in a different location.

    Anyone with ideas on the best MOSFET/FET/regulator to protect a tactile switch...... please do share! Also, tubing and fittings for tubing web links would be great.

    Thank you all! Oh.... and the bottom heart pulses red on this Nico-Drip V2 while the rest of the inside of the box is illuminated by a slow changing LED I bought at MadVapes! My brother, ConnMan, came up with the idea. One LED, but it appears as if it has two! I'll try to make an animation to show it.
  15. dreams n chains

    dreams n chains Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009


    Edit to add: I mean the hole is drilled with a 1/32" inch drill bit .... which is smaller than a paper clip. A paper clip cannot even fit in the hole.
  16. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    Dreamy- don't you dare forget me if you start making them! Dibbs on a really cool painted any colow with butterflies, hearts whatever! I wish I could paint mine.
  17. dreams n chains

    dreams n chains Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    You making your Nico Drip V1 and posting about it was so much inspiration for me to create the V2 that..... heck Stormi..... I owe you one of mine! You and the people out there with like minds are actually why this V2 was created and posted so soon. :thumb:

    Now.... if I just stop my "Journey of MOSFET"..... I can get on with completeing the "how-to" properly and make the 5volt version.
  18. petercro

    petercro Super Member ECF Veteran

    Check this out

    Post 26 link to data sheet.
    Work well

    If not check out the whole thread.
    (Butterflies work for me) LOL


    Gate resistor is required.
    Did not read data sheet correctly and fried 2 of them.
    Got pins mixed up
    And the worst thing is, They are sot23 size and bloody hard to solder.
  19. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    Ok then, I'll take it! I love the colors! and the curves! LOL, mine are not nearly as beautiful.

    I just made a box that holds a 18650 out of a 2C box, nothing fancy just the box but I can't believe how those new 18650 battys hit! Oh ya, it holds a 10ml bottle of juice too! I could use it at 6v also. And Dreams, an LED that actually works! LOL
  20. Israfil

    Israfil Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    GORGEOUS! It's even my favorite color! Gonna have to do some painting on my box so it doesn't feel jealous and stop working... ;)
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