OpenForge OpenLOCK Powered Clips

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OpenForge OpenLOCK Powered Clips by devonjones Feb 22, 2017
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Used to connect battery bases to powered tiles.

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  • Roll of 20 gauge copper wire, cut to 2 1 1/2 inch lengths
  • Printed clip
  • Wire cutters (or some other way to cut the wire)
  • Needle nose pliers (or some other way to bend the wire)
  • Pin Vice (optional)


Bend the tops of the wires to make contact terminals

Use the pin vice to clear out any extra plastic that printed inside the wire holes in the clip. If you don't have a pin vice, you can cut a 3 inch piece of wire, bend it to create a handle, and then use the wire cutters to cut some sharp edges into the tip of the wire and use that as a drill. It takes a little longer, but I've tested and it does work.

Put the pins through the clip. Make sure that the contacts extend slightly past the tips of the clip.

bend the wires on the other side of the wires past the end of the clip so you can create contacts on the other side

Use your needle nose pliers to bend the wires back, clip with the wire cutters, and then squeeze them tight with the pliers

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Coool :) Now design a tile that holds the LED which you can print in semi-transparrent, so you have lit tiles :)

Bravo, an ingenious idea!