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MintyBoost Energy Pod

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MintyBoost Energy Pod by MakerBot Mar 18, 2013

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Description

A travel case for Adafruit's MintyBoost hardware charger kit. This design has room for two spare AA batteries.

The MakerBot Design Team made special enclosure designs for three of the most popular kits from Adafruit, the leader in DIY electronics projects. The MintyBoost, Raspberry Pi, and TimeSquare kits are all available for a limited time in the MakerBot Store in NYC.

Assemble the kits and make your own enclosures on your MakerBot.

See the MintyBoost kit from Adafruit here: adafruit.com/products/14

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i think ada fruit has them for 4 bux :-/

Is anyone else have trouble opening the files with Sketchup? Or am I just an idiot and haven't realised that these files need a different program to open them?
I was just wondering because I would forgo the extra battery space for them just be in parallel?

Very true. that's part of the reason why I left version 1 of my enclosure up on Thingiverse instead of overwriting it with version 2. If 3D printing has taught me anything, it's that there's more than one way to skin a cat :)

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Instructions

Print at 10% infill, 1 shell (total), 0.25 mm layer height.

The battery holder that comes with Adafruit's MintyBoost kit won't fit perfectly with this design, but it will mostly work. For a perfect fit, use this one instead:
digikey.com/product-detail/en/BC22AAW/BC22AAW-ND/66727

Place the cover on bottom of case, align the case with the shell and gently press the assembly into the shell until it clicks into place. Drop the battery holder (without batteries) down into the case and seat the MintyBoost, making sure the battery wires are fed through the wire channels. Align the cap and press firmly until it snaps into place (a light tap with a mallet may be needed).

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Dynamic on Mar 23, 2013 said:

i think ada fruit has them for 4 bux :-/

FusedIon on Mar 22, 2013 said:

Is anyone else have trouble opening the files with Sketchup? Or am I just an idiot and haven't realised that these files need a different program to open them?
I was just wondering because I would forgo the extra battery space for them just be in parallel?

Thinkinglink on Mar 19, 2013 said:

this is great since they don't make the slim Altoids case anymore. Thanks!

ecafruoy on Mar 19, 2013 said:

ingress... Ingress... INGRESS!

ssd on Mar 19, 2013 said:

eh? a digikey plastic part to fit in a printed part?
Why not design the battery holder into the printed part instead?
Although it would be nice to find a source for good contact material for this purpose.

kenton86 on Mar 19, 2013 said:

That's what I thought too: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... (shameless plug)

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