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Credit Card Battery Cover

Step 4: Now We Bend, Mold, Stab and Shape the Rockband Controller Cover

As mentioned earlier the gas stove is my preferred method of heating/bending for this Instructable as it is a two bird kind of thing. I would recommend starting out with about 5 second of heat applied to the metal as you want to heat it just enough to get the plastic WARM enough to bend, not melt.

TURN THE STOVE OFF BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF PLASTIC TO THE AREA, PLASTIC IS FLAMMABLE AND THE SMOKE IS TOXIC.

***For the Rockband Controller we only need a slight bend on the two tabs to get the Credit Card to sit flush with the back of the controller. Then we take the ERT, heat it up and poke a hole in the area where the screw hole is, I just kind of guesstimated (can you believe that "guesstimated" didn't trigger spell check) where the hole goes, it seemed to work out well for me. If your comfort level isn't high enough you can set the cover back in the controller and mark out where it should go.

I suggest doing this in a ventilated area as there is a risk of creating toxic smoke as the heat level required to melt plastic is higher in this step. I didn't get any smoke through this project but I don't want you to get yourself a case of the cancer. As an alternative you can use a Dremel tool or drill for this but then there is carcinogenic dust. Lesser of the two evils?
 
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