AA Battery Housing

by whowhatwhere, published

AA Battery Housing by whowhatwhere Apr 24, 2010

Featured Thing!


Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag


Thing Statistics

5510Views 1194Downloads


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.

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

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

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