These clips provide a way of attaching the OpenROV’s battery tubes to its chassis using a 3D printed “snap-action” holder. The purpose of the holder is to replace the zip-ties that currently hold the tubes in place.
I didn’t care for the zip-ties holding the battery tubes because they take fine motor dexterity to tighten and release. Two conditions come to mind that make working with the zip-ties a challenge, wearing gloves and cold weather. I’d prefer just a way to “snap” the battery tubes into and out of place.
Source files (Sketchup and .stl) of the battery tube holder can be downloaded from Thingiverse, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97216.
- 3D printed battery tube clip holders X 2
- 25mm bolts X 2
- Nuts X 2
- 1/8th inch drill bit
- Print out 3D parts
- Remove the battery tube zip ties from the front of ROV
- Drill 1/8th hole on each side of ROV 60mm in from most forward point on bow
- Thread bolts through each holder and mount to ROV chassis
- Push battery tubes into each holder