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    Battery Pack Re-purpose

    My wife works for a local charity and when they do fund raisers and such, they have an electronic picture frame that they use for a slideshow to show what goes on at the charity.

    The frame came with the standard little powerblock that plugs into the wall, but they don't always have a convienant outlet and wanted a battery option. couldn't find anything available.

    I went to Sears and got a 12volt Lithium Ion Battery and charger and came up with this. It runs the screen for about a hour.







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    That's ingenious
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    Wow! Great idea!
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    Details ... we need details!

    Two-piece construction? Recess was template routed through the upper piece?

    However you did it ... great job on the alignment. And a great idea in the first place!

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    Great idea and execution, Dan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    Details ... we need details!

    Two-piece construction? Recess was template routed through the upper piece?:
    2 Pieces of 1" thick Mahogany, I cut it out on a scroll saw and fine tuned it on the oscillating spindle sander.

    I made the top slightly bigger than the bottom, once I got the holes aligned and drilled in the bottom for the terminals, I glued the two halves together using the battery itself to keep everything in line, and after it dried I trimmed the sides flush.

    I routed a groove in the bottom for the wires and LOML is going to cover the bottom with felt or something similar.
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