AA Battery Housing

by whowhatwhere, published

AA Battery Housing by whowhatwhere Apr 24, 2010

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It seems like every time I build an electronic kit I start by salvaging/cannibalizing a battery housing from a previous project.

So I thought I'd make my own design so I could just print them out when I want one. However, I'm not very happy with the result.

I started it with the best intentions but as I was finishing it I realized that it was WAY to complex. A much simpler model would work just as well, probably print faster and be easier to modify.

So I'm really posting this up with a request:

Somebody please make a better one!

I'll make a new version and post it up here when it's finished but I cant be the only person who uses these things...


This design is untested.

The spring connectors at each end have grooves in them for a wire to threaded to make the contact.

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I really like this design! Going to try and print it.

New battery holder design can be found here:

Battery Holder 2 part

Great idea!
I like it!

On the other hand I rather like the little springy bits. They'd probably be somewhat fragile, but hey, they're cheap.