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Beagletorque 3rd August 2016 04:46 PM

BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Having looked for some simple covers for my EM-1 batteries and not finding any, I opted for small Ziplok bags. I put one in each, especially when "flying" because of the rules on carrying extra batteries safely. I then put them all in a small cloth glasses bag and get one out when I need a charged one, putting the dead ones back into the camera bag (in its Ziplok) not into the glasses bag! *zzz

NOT ANY MORE!!

I have "invented" the BLN-1 battery case. It is "additively manufactured" from PET and comes in a 1, 2 ,3 or 4 battery configuration! It has taken a while to get it right but I'm happy with the result. :D


http://m3.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...w.Battset3.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1/16...I5Cjmt.4up.jpg

http://m2.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...e.Battset2.jpg

http://m1.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...Sv.Battset.jpg


I'm quite surprised how strong they are too. A single holder weighs just 6 grams.


http://m8.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...3Me.1Brick.jpg

Nothing round the back....

http://m9.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...i2.2Bricks.jpg

Olympic Gold! :D

http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...Ur.3Bricks.jpg


I also made a marking gauge to put simple red and green marks on the battery. I then post it back in the appropriate way.


http://m6.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...akingGauge.jpg

http://m5.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...fe5S.Close.jpg

Just poke your finger in the bottom :eek: and push the battery up then pinch it out from the cut out on the top.

http://m4.i.pbase.com/o9/24/841924/1...u5V.CloseB.jpg


Available in limited quantities in Olympus Blue and Black. :D

Single 2
Long Double or Wide Double 3.75
Wide 3 (not shown) 5
Long 4 6.50
1 marking gauge will be sent with each "order"
Postage extra.

Manufactured in the UK. I may not solve the Brexit crisis, but it's a start!

MargaretR 4th August 2016 10:02 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
What a neat idea. I have 4 of these batteries and an eternal problem keeping charged and dead ones sorted out. I may just have to be your first customer :D

pm sent

Bikie John 4th August 2016 10:33 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Seconded - looks like a really neat solution.

John

hotbath1962 4th August 2016 11:58 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Happy to take two singles plus postage. PM me details and I'm happy to pay by BACS.

Best wishes

Philip

Olybirder 4th August 2016 12:09 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
What a great idea brick stands. Just the job for hoddies who are sick of scraping their fingernails when they pick up bricks from the ground. :)

Seriously, they look like excellent battery cases. I am still not sure if it is a genuine commercial enterprise or not, though?

Ron

Beagletorque 4th August 2016 12:20 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Olybirder (Post 391968)
What a great idea brick stands. Just the job for hoddies who are sick of scraping their fingernails when they pick up bricks from the ground. :)

Seriously, they look like excellent battery cases. I am still not sure if it is a genuine commercial enterprise or not, though?

Ron


Ron,
they are for sale, but where it is a profitable enterprise remains to be seen!
Watch this space....
Andrew

Beagletorque 5th August 2016 09:14 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
First 3 orders posted out, looking forward to some "user"comments!

If anyone has an idea they need "prototyping up" then I could be your man.

I may turn my attention to some macro flash diffusers next!

Jim Ford 5th August 2016 09:52 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
I guess you've got yourself a 3D printer! I've toyed with the idea on and off for a while.

Jim

Bikie John 8th August 2016 02:31 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
I ordered a small selection from Andrew and they arrived safely today. Just tried some batteries in them and they look really good - nice snug fit but reasonably easy to slide the battery in and out. The marking gauge is small and just asking to get lost, though!

Many thanks to Andrew, what a great idea, and well implemented.

John

Beagletorque 8th August 2016 03:39 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Thanks for the positive feedback John, hopefully they will give good service.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

skids 8th August 2016 05:20 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
I like....

PM sent Andrew.

MargaretR 10th August 2016 12:26 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
My "4-up" arrived today, after a hiatus for re-delivery when I was out on Monday.

It's great! Batteries fit neatly, the whole thing will sit nicely in a pocket of the camera bag, and the green/red marking idea is perfect for indicating the live from the dead.

Now I just need to remember where I actually left that 4th battery, and I'm in business! :D

Thanks Andrew!

SueGS 16th August 2018 09:33 PM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Hi Beagletorque! Do you still make battery dust/end caps? I'm after some for Olympus BLS-5 batteries. I've looked everywhere for them :-(

Beagletorque 17th August 2018 07:52 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Hi Sue,
I do have some remaining "stock" of holders for the BLS-5.
I have single, long double and long 4 in silver as per the photo below.
It is shown with a genuine BLS-5 which fits fine.
Zuiko (John) was kind enough to test the holder with replacement types and he found that the fit was also acceptable.
Regards,
Andrew

https://a4.pbase.com/o10/24/841924/1...q.BattsSil.jpg

SueGS 17th August 2018 11:57 AM

Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases
 
Hi Beagletorque

Oh the end caps look fabulous! I'd love to buy 2 singles & 2 doubles if possible. Can I pay by PayPal?

Thanks in advance :)


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