In the month of February 2018, I participated at the hackaday.com Repairs you can print competition with the 3D printed universal cable fix project. The project was highly appreciated and it finally won the competition being among the best 20 projects on the 100$ Tindie credit wining list.
As a followup of this project I thought it is a good idea to come up with more splice boxes like this in various shapes and sizes.
It all started with the previous project when needed to fix a Jenal microphone chord using some very good solution that will not require changing the entire chord. This meant that the fix needed to be water tight, to be mechanically strong, to be something else than simple heat shrink or insulating tape. The mic basically belonged to someone who uses it in the middle of the PNG rain forest and it was chewed by a rat.
The old project can be found here:
- Insert both sides of the cable into the box and have them ready for connecting.
-Use some cable ties to secure the cable inside the box. You would have to use the 2mm ones or even thinner
- Use some heat shrink tube and place it on tot he wires before soldering. After joining the wires, heat the tubes to shrink them:
- Use a hot melting glue gun to fill the box and the space between the wires. Inject the hot melt until it squeezes out through the holes. Do not inject more than the lid level.
- Place the lid of the box when the hot melted glue is still liquid.
Check the project page or the youtube video for more instructions and step by step guidance.