Generative Battery Compartment

Nikolaus Gradwohl2010-12-06T10:09:49+01:00

I need Battery compartments for many of my electronics projects and buy them usually in various sizes, but since i have a makerbot I am thinking about how to print them myself. So I just wrote a openscad-script that generates battery compartments. It handles various battery types from AAA to D and can generate compartments for even and odd battery numbers.

Download the OpenSCAD file enter the type and number of batteries you need and generate a stl file. Then either add it to your model or use it as a standalone compartment. The only thing you need to add (besides batteries) are litte metall stripes for the contacts.

Battery Compartement 2 AA batteries 4 AAA batteries

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  1. nutwiss 2010-12-08T00:04:55+01:00

    Do you mind if I bodge the SCAD file to include common li-ion cells?

    Cases for standard size cells are easy to get, but getting holders for CR123's and 18650's are a pain!

  2. Nikolaus Gradwohl 2010-12-08T12:38:52+01:00

    Cool idea! Please send me patch when you are done and i update the project here and on thingiverse

  3. valero 2014-10-29T18:42:38+01:00

    very useful thing, good job

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