Introduction: Spent Cartridge Crimp Connectors
I own a Ramset .22 caliber nail gun, and I was wondering if I could do something useful with all the spent cartridges, then I came up with this idea.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
You will need some spent cartridges (I used .22's from a nail gun. You could also use standard .22's from a pistol.), wire, wire cutters, wire strippers and crimpers.
Step 2: Stripping
Strip the wires you are going to join.
Step 3: Twisting
For the first method, twist together the ends of the wires to be joined.
Step 4: Inserting
Insert the pair into the cartridge.
Step 5: Crimping
Use the crimper in the middle.
Step 6: Crimping
Crimp the cartridge 2-3 times.
Step 7: Finished
This is what it should look like when completed. I suggest covering it with heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to avoid shocks and shorts.
Step 8: 2nd Method
Cut the end off of the cartridge to make a tube. You may need to reopen the end with a pair of pliers.
Step 9: Cut Cartridge
This is what the end should look like after cutting.
Step 10: Insert Wires
Insert a wire at either end of the cartridge.
Step 11: Crimping
Once again crimp the cartridge 2-3 times.
Step 12: Finished
This is what it should like like when finished.
Step 13: Examples
This is an example of some of the stuff you can do with this. Once again insulate the connections to avoid shocks and shorts.