Here at GetLoFi we have been working in some projects that are not exactly circuit bent but were certainly inspired by circuit bending. One such project that has been in the works for close to a year now is a replacement battery cover for DOD vintage guitar effects pedals. The need for this projects arose from having a personal collection of various DOD pedals which had 1 thing in common, they were missing the 9 volt battery cover. Because they came from as-is auctions on eBay and in most cases cost me less than $20 shipped, the battery cover was certainly missing. So what to do? I certainly wanted to get most value out of the pedals from resale however an alternative replacement cover did not exist yet. I was lucky enough to strike a friendship with a youtube user who had similar manufacturing and wild idea interests as me and eventually learned of his forays into injections molding, this was a perfect project. At a glance these lids seem like a strait forward piece of plastic however it was not until about 4 iterations of the aluminum mold that we were able to dial in size and complexity of all the parts involved.
At last however the project is virtually finished and the molds are sitting safely on the shelf awaiting a next batch. So order up and make us proud. Head over to dodbatterycover.com and getlofi.com/shop see and purchase fruits of our labors.
As you can see several parts were tried out until the final design was born.
Various covers through out the process, 5 different variations were made and then later tuned up.
There was even one with GetLoFi logo on it, but I decided that if these were going to be in stores perhaps not the best idea to plaster my brand all over it.
The final Hinge Style cover can also be purchased as a kit and assembled with nothing more than a few drops of Acetone and a Q-Tip. My first Instructable is located right here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Assemble-DOD-Guitar-Pedal-Battery-Cover-Rep/