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Offline RichT

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DIY Battery box housings
« on: March 05, 2011, 06:58:31 AM »
I'm making a battery box for a friend, thee circuit's fine but I'm a bit stuck on the housing for the connectors and components, while trying to make it as small as possible.

Here's what I've done with half a tic tac box, although the plastic isn't too strong...



what do you guys use?

sorry if this has alresdy been covered, a search didn't bring much up

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 03:20:12 PM »
i used this for my battery box


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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 03:53:25 PM »
i just cover mine with hot glue

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 04:09:22 PM »
sometimes you can find good deals on a variety of stuff at All Electronics Corp.  http://www.allelectronics.com/  The inventory changes a little over time since they buy up closeouts.  but sometimes you can find stuff at a real good price and sometimes not.

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 04:20:04 PM »
i just cover mine with hot glue
That's it.  Take the battery holder you've got.  Wire everything "point-to-point" (ie., no breadboard) on the end or back of the holder.  Then cover it with epoxy or hot melt glue.  Finish up with a layer of gaffers tape and you're good to go :).

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 06:29:48 AM »
Ended up getting one of the smaller Hammond enclosues after looking at some DIY DC distros (that'll be the next project) which used them (acutually I think the PSC and remote audio distro boxes also use this enclosure too)



Looks like the eclipse mints are called 'wrigleys extra mints' over here, I found some just after ordering the enclosure

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 08:58:05 AM »
I have a couple small metal project boxes like 3"x4".  If anyone wants 'em just send me a few bucks to cover shipping.

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Re: DIY Battery box housings
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 10:09:37 AM »
Ended up getting one of the smaller Hammond enclosues after looking at some DIY DC distros (that'll be the next project) which used them (acutually I think the PSC and remote audio distro boxes also use this enclosure too)



Looks like the eclipse mints are called 'wrigleys extra mints' over here, I found some just after ordering the enclosure
that's a nice little enclosure. i went with the mint tin as i can pull it out of my pocket and it just looks like i'm carrying some mints instead of some sort of electronics  ;)

 

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