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Discussion in 'Modding and Technical' started by Pipesub, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

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    I thought that it might be handy if we could start a thread with info for modding resources.
    (I had a look but scratch this thread if it's been done)

    On line resources, Australian resources, company names, etc
     
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  2. Pipesub

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    I'll start with a bit of a cryptic one.

    A Google Docs source I just found.
    This is from Relayer1974 (on Youtube).


    At 27:50 he gives the link to all of his Mod docs. He says in the vid he doesn't have a problem with putting that out there but
    I'm going to ask permission to use the Google link here. He seems like the kind of guy you'd want to ask first.

    EDIT: Oh, don't pay any attention to the vid unless you are bored.

    EDIT#2: On FB - BOX MODDERS - the link to all the tech docs - http://bit.ly/googleBOX
     
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  3. laurie9300

    laurie9300 Photoshop Whore

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    Miscellaneous Electronics:

    http://www.jaycar.com.au
    http://au.element14.com
    http://au.rs-online.com/web/

    If you can't find what you need from there, here are the two big OS vendors:

    http://au.mouser.com/m_Home.aspx
    http://www.digikey.com.au

    Vaping Specific:

    Evolv: Home of the DNA family of boards:
    http://www.evolvapor.com

    Varitube: Authorised Yihi distributor. They also supply a good 510, various build your own Mod kits, and much more.
    http://www.varitube.com/YiHi-SX350-DIY-Parts_c_23.html

    Fat Daddy Vapes: Carry a wide range Mod building parts, including their famous 510s. Magnets, atomiser spares and upgrades, and much more.
    http://www.fatdaddyvapes.com/shop.html

    MondeVape: Another one-stop-shop
    http://www.mondevape.com/en/33-diy-box-mod

    StealthVape:
    https://www.stealthvape.co.uk/index.php?route=mobile_store/home

    MadVapes:
    http://www.madvapes.com/mod-builder-parts.html

    DIYBOXMODSUPPLY: this is a great idea, but for me, they are an unknown?
    http://www.diyboxmodsupply.com

    Fasttech have many useful Modding parts. 510s, magnets, o-rings, and just about everything else!
    https://www.fasttech.com
     
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  4. laurie9300

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  5. DogMan

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    Bottom Fed 510 Connectors

    The two most popular options are both sourced from http://www.fatdaddyvapes.com/shop.html

    1. The V4 [or 5] complete kit, around $5 each + postage

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    These are better than their predecessors.

    OR, 2. A classic 510 modded

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    You will need vented screws, easy if you have a lathe I guess. I got mine from amazon but they only have 1mm vent. The ones sold with peko kits are custom modded with 1/16 squonk, which squonks easier.

    Instructions here



    Many prefer the solid connections of that method to the somewhat loose fitting positive connection on the complete kits
     
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  7. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

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    Laurie- I unliked your post just so I could like it again.


    Sent from my ZX80 using CPM
     
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  8. Pipesub

    Pipesub Senior Member

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    I'd highly recommend requesting access to the Box Modders FB page.
    The admin is a self confessed d1ck and he makes no bones about his page rules and views. But... There is a mother load of info there if you can ignore the attitude and just use it as a resource.


    Sent from my ZX80 using CPM
     
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  9. Pipesub

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    Some supplies from Jaycar I thought would be useful.

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  10. DogMan

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    Deoxit rocks

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  11. Pipesub

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    HOBART MODDERS

    I work at a school so the audience is teachers but it looks like an open community - worth a look in I think. At least for the CNC (!!).


    "Last night I visited the Hobart Hackerspace for a quick look-around.


    What is it ?


    A hackerspace is community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate. Also loosely referred to as a makerspace or similar - the nomenclature is quite sloppy.


    Hobart Hackerspace is a social enterprise with these sorts of aims, run by volunteers, and has premises (a small house, really) in New Town leased from DHHS. They run a bunch of informal courses and find-out sessions aimed mainly at enthusiastic adults, but that enthusiasm extends to things like parent-run CoderDojo sessions for kids.


    They have a diverse collection of equipment, some new, some donated, some positively ancient (eg the original PDP8 computer from UTas Physics department that I used back in the day).


    The equipment onsite includes:


    - CNC router for plastic, wood, aluminium etc

    - computer-controlled laser cutter for wood and cardboard etc

    - assorted 3D printers, mainly MakerBots. Some belong to members, some are still under construction.

    - soldering and desoldering stations.

    - assorted oscilloscopes, signal generators, counters etc

    - industrial sewing machines - one of these looks like it will handle leather and canvas type materials.

    - coding room with large flat surfaces with central power outlets (one day architects will work this out)

    - a huge collection of discrete electronics (looks like it came from a research facility)

    - drill press, and a huge range of common hand tools for metal wood and plastic work


    But more importantly they have a collection of people whose skills and interests run from art to electronics to industrial systems, art, web design, electronic design and repair, drone flying, social media marketing etc. And those people are part of wider networks.


    How might this be of use to schools?


    Well, firstly and most importantly this is an organisation primarily for enthusiastic adults. But it is very wide-ranging and interested in supporting young people. Any interactions for school-age students really need to be via a parent. But the sort of thing that might be useful is where say a student has an interest in robotics, or computer-controlled systems, or coding, or hardware repair or something, and has achieved some success with it in or out of school but needs some assistance from experts. They won't get "taught" as in a course, but the hackerspace concept might help them find the sort of people who can assist them and act as a mentor, or even help them become part of some larger project that others are working on.


    The other more direct link is their CoderDojo, which is almost a "course" in the conventional sense and IS aimed at young people https://hobarthackerspace.org.au/dojo


    There are also some courses, again aimed at adults. that run from time to time and may be of interest to students or teachers.- https://hobarthackerspace.org.au/education


    Safety is a concern - the members are very aware of safety but as this is a hackerspace there WILL be potentially dangerous things around - machinery that bites, electrical equipment being repaired, stuff stacked in large piles and on ad-hoc shelving, broken equipment of unknown safety, equipment that gets hot, emits laser light etc. Hence the parental supervision.


    More at https://hobarthackerspace.org.au/ "
    (EDIT: my email didn't show the photo of kids so I removed it from here as I just basically lifted the content.)
     
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  12. Pipesub

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    This may be old info but I've been watching the build videos from https://nonameboxmods.com/

    Lots of kits available from simple MOSFETs to OKR, Raptor and SX350j. He does enclosures of varying sizes and paint work.

    Unfortunately, this was the reply to my question about international orders (the vids are still worth a watch).

    "Hi Paul,

    I'm glad you enjoy the videos. Yes, the squonk kit is still available, but unfortunately we only ship to the US and Canada at the moment.

    We expand to other countries in the future, but I don't have a time line now.

    Tom"
     
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    Mouser or Digikey, both reputable, both carry almost everything, both overseas, both cost a fortune in shipping, so fill your cart up first!
     
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  19. Pipesub

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    Just a quick look - I thought they were local with the Dot AU but just a web site. Warehouse is in the US.
     
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