MintyBoost Energy Pod

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MintyBoost Energy Pod by MakerBot Mar 18, 2013

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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: https://www.adafruit.com/products/14


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:

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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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?

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

ingress... Ingress... INGRESS!

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.

That's what I thought too: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51243http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... (shameless plug)

Rolling MintyBoost Enclosure V2

While I agree in some respects (Kenton86 I have printed several of your enclosures) it is sometimes nice just to plug and play an item rather than having to deal with the contacts and running the wires etc. I am sure, however, that tweaking this design to handle a battery case free version would be relatively easy.

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 :)