|"Constructing" a Pioneer's battery cover|
Message #1 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 15 June 2003, 10:14 p.m.
Brief reference: I used to build plastic models and I also used to dare changing and building extra pieces.
About a couple of months ago I lost my HP17BII battery cover and I was trying to find a way to rebuild another. After a few "eye research" I found the folding protection that exists in VHS cassettes as a suitable "raw" material source. I cut it, molded, glued small pieces and I got this:
These images show the final piece with an original "door" I used as model. It's not identcal, but works fine.
The battery "door" in place. In the last image we can see a... "touching" message for free!
O.K., there is no way to send an infrared command unless I oppen a hole on it. If I have any of the pioneers without the IR,'I'd use it without any problem. But I have an HP17BII and an HP42S. When I need to send data, I remove the cover...
Hope this is , at least, inspiring.
Luiz C. Vieira - Brazil