********************* The "Project" Takes Flight ********************** ******************* Please Fasten Your Seat Belts ********************* Hey follow FCers. I'd like to introduce the "Project". The result of an endeavor I had started back in 2012 in a DIY thread called the DIY Bulli Vaporizer. A success story which hopefully offered some good research information for all enthusiasts to benefit from. The Project is a portable vape on demand herbal vaporizer which is close to 100% convection. Ecig technology has recently upgraded with TC (Temperature Controlled) for use with e-juice atomizers, and in doing so, paved the way for this device. The current mod boxes out there are getting very suitable for this procedure. Some better than others which I'll get into shortly.Adapting this technology into my Bulli project was a marriage made in heaven. Once a suitable coil or element was established, all flew into place. I often thought about how to make it without having to buy a Bulli, which are very expensive to buy. My goal is to pass on this great vaping methodology so all FCers' can enjoy. You can bet that once the clone makers get wind or how easy this is, the market will be flooded. Just like those concentrate vaporizers which is just a coil sitting in a bowl. So what's this about? I have figured out a way to make "The Project" very simply and economical and with materials easy maintainable when you know where to look. The intent here is to keep it open source so the Vape enthusiasts, who also have the DIY syndrome, can make a few and pass on the cheap goodness to others. It's the kind of mod that if you order the materials for 1 unit you may as well make 10-15 type thing. Hopefully a pyramid effect will be the outcome.. Prerequisites to get on-board are: -Must own a TC MOD box -Willing to discuss opinions and ideas on improvements -Active FC member Although most TC boxes will likely work, at this point I'd recommend the JoyTec]EVic VTC Mini or Cuboid. The benefits of the VTC Include: -Small Form Factor -Temperature is top menu -Display is large for this old fart -GUI is very user friendly -Ohms atomizer measurement is lockable -Temperature changes at 10 degree per press. (Originally though was a downfall but better then clicking 10 times) -Firmware is upgradeable (latest upgrade makes it a 75watt unit and introduced TCR setting abilities) For a higher wattage, 2 battery mod, the Cuboid is a good pick. Almost the same as the VTC but a couple mils bigger in height and width. Heavier as well of course. Advantage would be longer battery life and not as hard on the batteries. Same display. For the coil or element, I found that both Titanium and Stainless Steel work very good. Some mod settings need modifying to get the temperatures we need. The workable constant temperature needs to be 600 - 650 degree F. Most mods stop at 600 F so the work around is to use a Titanium coil in Nickel mode. Doing this adds 100-150 degrees onto the calculation the device puts out. When using this mod the numbers do not mean anything except up or down. I found a setting of 460 in F and Nickel mode gives a good place to start. I have been using stainless steel element. SS316 and found it is also very stable and functions very well. To use the SS316 I found a manual TCR setting of 145 works very well and a starting temperature of 520 F. Once this project gets rolling, I suspect this to be measured and scrutinized to no end. Fun stuff for many. Current parts list for the materials I used: 510 to Ego Adapter 304 Stainless Steel Piping Stainless steel bolt M2.5*25mm (Phillips head, replaces above hex head) 304 Stainless Steel Nut M2.5 304 Stainless Steel M3*12*1mm Washer A2 Stainless Steel M3*9*1mm Washer 304 Stainless Steel M2.5 Spring washers #10 High Heat O Ring #113 High Heat O Ring Teflon Insulating Bushings Titanium Heating Wire SS Heating Wire 3/4" SS Screens 1/2" SS Screen Dowelling. Local hobby store. (Canadian Tire for me) This is the heart of unit. It inserts into a SS tube which, in turn, goes into a larger wooden outer sleeve. The sleeve goes past the end of the SS tube and makes a holder to slip the bowl into. The bowl is held in with high temperature O rings. In fact O rings are used throughout the unit to hold together. I have a couple units completed and starting to teach them to fly and leave the nest so they can spread the goodness around to forum members. Adopters willing to give one a good home, shoot me a PM. I think I'm going to start the pricing off at $30 + shipping. Considering the labour, a deal I think. Remember, my hope is others will carry on with this and we'll have multiple providers. There is a link to a picture gallery in my signature. I add to it as new developments happen. Shows the process in making these pups. Cheers all and keep on DIYing!!!