Design 3 - Gripper Body
Updated April 16th, 2015 - Added 5 millimeters of depth to the control side.
The Design 3 Gripper is the most challenging build of all the single 18650 mods, requiring extremely careful wire routing and it is NOT recommended for beginners. All of the split body Single 18650 DNA Mod Enclosure designs provide the DIY mod builder with adhesive free assembly. You will appreciate this if you need to repair the device or want to remove the electronics for repurposing. These mod enclosures are intended for use only with the authentic Evolv DNA20D, DNA30D, DNA40D and Micro-USB charging boards. The two halves of the body and all of the electronic clamps are secured with thread forming screws. The 3D printed buttons are actually "actuators" that press the on-board switches of the DNA board. This design has a 24x42mm recessed atomizer well which will fit things like the Russian 91%, Kayfun Lite+, Fogger and Squape. All of the designs are set-up for the V3 spring loaded 510 connector from Fat Daddy Vapes, with or without the 22mm washer. There are NO longer any threads printed in the hole provided for the 510 connector. The hole is 9 millimeters in diameter and suitable for tapping at 10x1 millimeters for the Fat Daddy Vapes spring loaded connector or can just be filed or reamed out and secured from inside with the nut on the connector. It is a very common size tap and should be available at most automotive or hardware stores.
3D printing is awesome but many times it isn't perfect. There are times when the print you receive will require a little sanding or filing for the precise fitment required by these devices. If there is a problem that can't be easily fixed, please contact customer service at Shapeways.
3D Printed Parts List
- 1 - Single 18650 DNA Body Group of Your Choosing ... Like the One You're Looking at Now!
- 1 - Clamp Group
- 1 - Button Group
NOTES: The buttons and the clamps are now common to all of the Single 18650 DNA Mods. The Most inexpensive button option is the complete Button Group printed in one of the plastic materials but there are also other individual button options in case you want to get them in printed in metal or mix and match the colors or materials.
Electronic Parts List
NOTES: You only need 1 - Keystone 1042 Battery Holder! I provided two links to help you locate them where they may be in stock.
Assembly Parts List
NOTES: 4 of the 3/16" length screws secure the body halves and the other 2 secure the screen clamp. The 6 1/4" length screws secure the dna board and charging board clamps. It is recommended to use 20awg wire for the battery and 510 battery connections and 24awg wire for the charging board. I like the Turnigy silicone shielded wire available at HobbyKing.com. Like any other DNA build you will also need things like solder, flux, kapton tape and heat shrink tubing.
NOTES: If you decide to use fuses, it is recommended to use 2 of the ones linked above soldered together in parallel. If you don't have a T3 Torx Driver the one I linked on Amazon is very nice.
Designed and Tested with Authentic DNA and Micro-USB Charging Boards from Evolv. Will NOT work with any of the clone boards.