Ever thought of building your own vape / box mod for your electric cigarette, but did not know where to start? Or even made your own mod before? In this instructable I am going to show you how I made my own squonk mod. You do not have to build it exactly the way I did or use the exact methods I use, those build plans are just to inspire you do create something yourself and give you a guide you can follow on how to create your own mod.
A detailed parts list along with all the required files, templates etc. for this mod can be found on my website: www.modern-crafts.net
Step 1: 3D Printed Frame + Button
This mod requires a 3D printer, if you do not have a 3D printer but still want to create your own mod, check out shapeways, a website where you can get your designs printed by professional 3D printers.
If you have your own 3D printer, you can get the file for the frame for free my website, which I mentioned previously.
I recommend using a material which can resist higher temperatures, since the atomizer can get quite hot. Personally I use PETG, but materials like ABS, ASA etc. work just fine as well.
The print settings I use:
- 0.15mm layer height
- 30% infill
- 4 perimeters
I print it with the backside laying on the print bed and dense supports for the area where the back panel will be later on.
Step 2: Front and Back Panel
For the front and back panel of the mod I used 3mm thick walnut. I have access to a laser cutter, therfore I cut them out and engraved them using this machine, but you can also use a coping saw or something similar to cut them out. Alternatively you can also print the front and back panels with your 3D Printer or again get them printed at shapeways
Again, you can find all the files (for 3D printing or templates to cut it out of wood) on my website
Step 3: Copper Contacts
Since this is a purely mechanical mod, I used a 0.5mm thick piece of copper for the contacts of this mod. You can either cut them out yourself or get copper contacts on a website called www.modmaker.co.uk and make them fit. Therefor again I made a template to get the correct shape. Additionally I soldered a spring to the positive contact, to allow a better contact between the battery and the copper part.
Step 4: Parts From Modmaker
Last but not least you are going to need a few more parts from modmaker. A detailed parts list can be found here: Parts List