Introduction: Arduino Battery Backpack

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Hello World!

I have been browsing internet for some cheap Arduino power source. I have found some overpriced lithium backpacks... Than i decided to make my own one. It is very cheap thing.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

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Step 2: Glue and Connect Switch

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At first we must glue switch to battery holder. Than cut and bend red wire. Solder it to one contact on switch and. Take short piece of wire and solder it to other contact on switch.

Step 3: Connect Power Connector

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Get the wire going from the switch and solder it to inside of the power connector. Take ground wire and solder it to outside of the power connector.

Step 4: Insulate Switch...

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Insulate wires and switch with hot glue.

Step 5: Attach It!

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Attach your backpack to arduino with rubber bands and you are done!!!


Naren_Murali (author)2014-06-16

Is it possible to program the Arduino using the usb cable while the battery back-up is on?

sandmanmato (author)Naren_Murali2014-06-16

Yes but backpack must be turned off.

Naren_Murali (author)sandmanmato2014-06-16

Oh ok cool idea!! :)

sandmanmato (author)Naren_Murali2014-06-16

Yes but backpack must be turned off.

Wannahokaloogy (author)2014-06-15

Very simple love it!
try hot glueing the battery pack to the board ;)

I rubber band it because i wanted something not permanent

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