BUT all constructive criticism is not only welcome, BUT WANTED! Can't get better if I don't get direction!
Ok, this started out because I HATE to throw things in the trash when I know they can be used for SOMETHING. Now that Camel has introduced this little thing called SNUS ( pronounced like loose or goose SNOOSE) I have got hooked on it& I dont smoke and never really dipped snuff (REDNECKso what of it!) but I got a can of this for free and
wow& liked it.. now as you can see& I have liked it TOO MUCH. and dont want to toss the cans. The are to small to put you license in and make too much noise with change in them. So I sat and thought for DAYS& FINALLY I GOT IT&..
Step 1: You Will Need These Things AT LEAST!
small files –chainsaw file
Step 2: DISSASYMBOL TIME!
You may have to push it through the hole, but it will pop right out.
Step 3: Measure Twice Cut ONCE!
I used a sharpie to mark the general location on the can. As you can see from this image you need to make the whole in the can quite small.. but using a nail to punch it or I used a drill and drilled the hole then used the chainsaw file to open it up to a little bigger that the adaptor needed.
Step 4: TIME to Put It Together
Step 5: Electronic Assembly!
I didnt think about this until my assembly time and when I thought of it it wasnt a big deal. I just plugged the charging pigtail into the phone and the circuit board. then put the batteries in the holder and connected the wires to the nubs. If you do this correctly on the first try the lights will come on the circuit board and the phone will say it is charging. If not(like me) just switch them and viola ! I then marked the board so when I was soldering
the units together, I got it correct.
Step 6: More Construction/ Repeating Myself ;)
After soldiering the unit together and testing it out side the case to make sure I had not damaged the board, I placed it in the can& at which time I found that it was shorting out because& METAL CAN& duh! So in the above mentioned junk drawer I went a searching for a grommet of some kind. I remembered I had taken a cd drive apart scavengering for parts& I remembered that the tray was mounted with these nice little grommets that would do nicely. So off I went& there they were& Just a bit too long.
So after I placed one in the hole I used an exacto knife to cut the excess off.
I also placed electrical tape at the bottom of the can to further protect against shorts.
Step 7: VIOLA!
The Great thing about this is the extra space in the side of the can for the charging pigtail.
Where as before, I was always loosing it& Now I just need to make sure that I do not grab a full can of SNUS when I'm running low on my cell and I'm all set.
I have been using this for days now and it works GREAT& I took the wife to a comedy club last Sunday night and my phone was DEAD& so as I got out of the truck I grabbed the SNUS-CHARGE and headed in. Plugged up my phone, sat it to silent (for the show) and proceeded to charge my phone and enjoy the show!