July 30, 2015 AT 9:00 am

New Tutorial! 3D Printed Battery Tester

In this project we’re going to 3D print a battery tester using dual extrusion and conductive filament. With an LED you can use this to test coin cell batteries. The outter shell is PLA while the traces and pads are printed in conductive filament. It’s embed within the part and prints all in one piece!

When you hold a battery in between the pads, it conducts electricity!
This highly conductive filament is from the fine folks over at Protoplant, makers of Proto Pasta.

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