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New and getting into MODs

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  1. djamwolfe

    djamwolfe Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Grand Blanc
    Hi everyone, just wanted to show you all my first box mod that I just made.
    It is in a 2AA case from radio shack and is set up with a 510 connector. Im using a 1000mah Lithium Polymer battery 3.7v (With a protection circuit) and a small micro switch. I still need to add a LED for status, but so far it works great!

    Thanks for looking!
  2. Laffs

    Laffs Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2011
    That's really cool to make mods so quickly! I love the way those fit the hand, too.
  3. djamwolfe

    djamwolfe Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Grand Blanc
    Yeah, it fits in the hand real nice. Im just a little worried on how it will fair in my pocket. Maybe ill try to find something better then hot glue to hold the 510 connector in ;)
  4. Needo

    Needo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    Amarillo, Tx.
    Nice work on the box mod.
  5. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2010
    Very nicely done!!! you most certainly need a couple more posts to hit 5 and post over in the Modding Forum :)

    There's lots of great ideas there and terrific technical assistance.

    p.s. Welcome to ECF !!!
  6. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hickory, NC
    When you get enough posts, you can start posting in the modders forum. You can read it now.

    Ummm I hate to critique a first effort. So, please take this as constructive but, that micro switch probably isn't rated for the current draw. You really need to add a mosfet. Here's a video on how to use one. Most people add a resistor between the gate and the source.

    You might want to look at this thread, if you're interested in a bottom feeder. It's long but, read the whole thing. There are some corrections that come up as you go. You'll find my first mod in there towards the end of the thread. I'm doing better now...I promise. :)

    If you want to drool and feel envious of someone else's skills, check this one out. I wish I could build that one.
  7. GoneWiththeWind

    GoneWiththeWind Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2011
    welcome!! good job 4 a not so newbie so jealous!!!!
  8. djamwolfe

    djamwolfe Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Grand Blanc
    Mickey - You were absolutely right, The switch is only rated at 1A, and according to my quick calculations the atty pulls about 1.5A.. Well in the meantime ill keep an eye on it, and get it replaced ASAP.

    BTW - Ive been vaping for about a month and already have my eyes on building a Genisis Atty :blink:
    I think this is going to be a great hobby!!

  9. zalaros

    zalaros Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2011
    You might consider putting the switch (you definitely need a higher rated switch) exactly where your index finger is ;) For example this my diy variable voltage box mod and at first i had the switch on top like yours. When i put it on the side, to press it with my index finger i think the feeling was better.
  10. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hickory, NC

    It is fun. If you know about the genesis atty, you've already been lurking out in the modding forum. Of course, zalaros is right, you can go with a higher rated switch. I just thought you might like a more interesting solution with the mosfet. Actually given what you've said, I suspect that micro switch will hold up long enough for you to move on to building something else. Some of them have had some spectacular fails though.
  11. djamwolfe

    djamwolfe Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Grand Blanc
    yeah maybe ill go with a mosfet... Radioshack here I come! (Again)
  12. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hickory, NC
    You want an N channel mosfet and some resistors 10 to 50 Kohm will work even higher.
  13. P1NkY

    P1NkY Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Nice, djamwolfe! Tired of playing the "charge your stock 510 battery" game already? LOL
    I also built me a 2AA box about 2 weeks into vaping my joye510, for the above reason (Madvapes kit).
    Hope your don't mind a couple o' questions!
    1. Is that LiPo circuit protection for overcharge, undercharge and short-circuit?
    LiPos can get angry sometimes... and you won't like them when they're angry... ;)
    2. Did the protection circuit come with the battery, or did you add it on?
    3. Where'd ya get the battery? MP3 player? RC heli or plane?
    4. No master switch?

    I'm not too keen on hot glue, either, but it's a bit easier to replace or resolder a part if something fails!
    The atty on mine is just press-fitted in and the small parts (led, resistor) are held in place by their solder joints on solid 18awg copper wire. Something fails? Easy fixin'.
    I did not enlarge the hole for the atty, as it pressed in really tight. It has cracked at this hole only because I dropped it and Murphy's Law states that anything dropped will fall on its weakest point, so as to maximize damage upon impact! I wish I could find the same box in some thick aluminum or something!

    As for the switch you used, I really like it!
    I do love the tactile feedback of the horn switch on mine, and the fact that it can adequately handle the amps, but it's just bleh, at least in this application; small sleek box with straight(ish) lines + big ol' round obnoxious button = wow. it's. wow. (just my humble opinion)

    I like the fast changing LED on mine, but it's not too great for ninjavaping; my finger lights up anyway. I could replace the resistor with a higher value (I used the stock 470 ohm value -which Madvapes forgot to include in my kit, but I have tons, so NBD- but I'm lazy, so I probably won't. ;)

    Again, awesome 1st mod! Keep 'em coming; and with bigger pics, please! I loves me some mod pr0n! -P1NkY
  14. TomCatt

    TomCatt Da Catt Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Upland, PA
    General question: Does Radioshack carry a mosfet that can be used for this application?

    ETA: Cool 1st mod!
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