Unprinted/untested Design! This is intended to hold two rechargable AA batteries. Which way you place them indicates whether or not the battery is charged, as displayed by the graphic on the front. OpenSCAD file included that can be configured to any battery size.
I have a box full of loose rechargable batteries. I never know which are charged and which are not, so I'm hoping printing out a few of these holders will end that problem.
I have not printed this out as I'm still waiting for my Solidoodle2. There are two areas of concern for anyone wanting to try this print...
1) The small tongues that hold batteries of diameter 13.5mm to 14.5mm might not work as intended.
2) The empty/full icon on the front might not print correctly. The depth of the icon may need to be altered so it can print without support.
If you decide to try this out I'd appreciate it if you'd post success or failure below. Any improvement tips are welcome.
I've included the 123d file so you can use Autodesk 123D to tweak if necessary.
UPDATE: Tue, June 19th, 2012...
I've also included an OpenSCAD file (AABatteryHolder_v4.scad) with a few parameters that you can configure. As you can configure the battery diameter and tongue size, you should be able to print a version for any size cylindrical battery (or cylindrical thing). AABatteryHolder_v4.stl is the stl output of the scad file for AA batteries.
Descriptions of the parameters you can change are contained within the comments in the OpenSCAD file itself.
If you manage to get a working print for any size battery, please provide your parameters in the comments below.
UPDATE: Thurs 9th Aug, 2012...
I've uploaded AABatteryHolder_vHoffman.stl with specific alterations for afhoffman. The diameter has been scaled up for his printer and his specific battery width. The tongue intrusion and width has been reduced to hopefully encourage flex in the PLA.