This dremel tool still works great, the only problem is that the battery pack stopped holding a charge after years of use. So my dad and I decided to sacrifice one of the dremels we have in order to do this project.
The dremel itself is not being modified in any way. Only the battery pack for the dremel is being modified.
This instructable uses many different power tools that can cause serious injury. Use caution when using power tools.
Main components of build
- Battery Powered Dremel
- Bicycle headlamp
- 20 gauge solid core wire
Step 1: Disassembly of Battery Pack and Creating Dummys
Materials/Tools for this step
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Tape Measure
- Saw of choice
- 3/8" Wooden Dowel
To replace the batteries that were taken out, you will be creating a replacement called dummy batteries. The easiest way to make them is to take a wooden dowel the size of a AA battery (about 3/8") and cut them to the length of a AA battery using whatever saw you want.
I had to make 6 dummy batteries for the dremel battery pack and 4 dummy batteries for the bicycle headlight that I modified. (More on the light later in the instructable)