Project : Battery Buckets

Discussion in 'The Completed Projects Collection' started by Wendy, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Wendy

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    Occasionally there is a problem where to put a battery in a project box. I solved this by using a 3D printer. The idea is a box to put the battery in to prevent it from rattling around inside the project box.

    I have included the 3d files, the base file drawn using SketchUp, a free 3D CAD package you can download, as well as the compiled G-codes used by 3D printers.

    Here are the battery buckets that are included in this thread.

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    Dual 9V Battery Bucket

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    Single 9V Battery Bucket

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    Sideways Single 9V Battery Bucket
    I have also included a version without the wire slit in the side.

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    6V AA Battery Holder Bucket
    This shows how they are installed in a project, just use super glue.

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    Another view of the finished project (see Project : Electronic Load)

    Notice the string for easy removal. You'll need this for the 9V batteries too.

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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Do you also have plans for some D-cell buckets?
    Also the some button cell with blade springs would be an idea, where you can slide-in the button cell.

    Bertus
     
  3. Wendy

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    I was planning on adding to this project, but I would be interested in input like yours. I find drawing this stuff to be very easy and somewhat fun.

    Battery buckets are retainers, battery holders set the shape and voltages for various configurations.

    I could even be talked into sending a few prototypes for folks who ask nicely.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    I have seen some microcontroller project that make use of the CR2032 button cell.
    Those are about 20 mm round and 3.2 mm thick.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CR2032

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    The proportions are way out, but it is for the idea.

    Bertus
     
  5. Wendy

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    OK, you can get copper tape for making stained glass windows at hobby stores. I'll draw up and print a single, dual, and triple version, and add it after the 1st post.
     
  6. Dr.killjoy

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    Awesome job ... That's nifty idea you have going there.. I was thinking I might need one but not sure cause I am working on a couple projects ..


    Thanks for Contribution
    Jay Sr
     
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