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  1. Jimmylee

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    I fired up the cad program today and made a quick 3D battery connector using dean connectors.
    If I get ambitious enough I would like to make a tray that holds three batteries.

    I don't have any spring loaded bullet connectors yet for the balance pins.
    Does anyone have a source for the correct size pins?

    Once I get this 3D connector sized correctly I will make the STL file available for download
    for others who want to print there own.

    2016-07-18 20.24.15.jpg
     
    #1 Jimmylee, Jul 18, 2016
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  2. Malibu_Rod

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    Nice job Jimmylee really I need to pick up 3D printer you guys are doing some cool stuff. At my old company one of my responsibilities was running the machine shop, I made all kinds of cool stuff for skiboat. Now if I need something I just design, draw and send it out, but having a 3D printer at home would be cool as they have come a long way. Yeah at least a two up would be cool as most chargers can really handle two batteries unless you get into high end..
     
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    If anyone needs a designer, I'm a 3D modeler. I would offer my services for free because I want to learn the 3D printing process.

    Email uptolevel6@gmail.com
     
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    Nice Jimmy. What pogo pins did you use for hole size?
     
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    Still working at getting some, not sure what size.
     
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    Cool, I hope they work. Wish I had a 3d printer...
     
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    If those don't work look around on the site they have a ton. You can also contact IDI directly they will send you some samples but sometimes that takes time.
     
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  15. Jimmylee

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    For anyone 3D printing there own plug here are the parts needed

    Spring loaded pins I used.

    Amico 10 Pcs Spherical Radius Tip Spring Loaded Test Probes Pins: Multi Testers: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

    And the Balance plug needed.

    Amazon.com: Allytech(TM) 10Pcs 4S 14.8V JST-XH 5pin RC Lipo Battery Balance Extension Charger Plug: Toys & Games

    And the banana plugs, makes two sets

    School Physics Lab Multimeter 4mm Banana Plug Probe Test Cable 1m Pair - - Amazon.com

    You can probably find these cheaper but I don't intent to sell them.

    Thanks for the people that helped me locate the pins.
     
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    Cool Jimmylee, thanks for sharing with the group.:). That is nice of you.
     
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    If you go to Redirecting to store... you might be able to find a local 3d printer that will print for you. I actually found a local guy to do my plug and it was a lot cheaper than I thought. Its supposed to be done Monday. I am going to see if he can 3d the battery case if he can at a reasonable price Ill share too.
     
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  18. Jimmylee

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    That is a great idea if you don't have a 3D printer or just don't have an interest in getting one.
    A 3D printer is not for everyone because there not exactly plug and play yet.

    Do you already have a battery case designed?
     
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    Not yet, when I go to pick up my plugs I was going to bring my stock battery and see what he could do.
     
  20. Jimmylee

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    Oh OK so they would have to do a 3D scan of it or create it in a CAD program.

    Did he create the battery plug also or did you take him the STL file?