Key fob case

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#1

The alarm remote for my car is also an interlock for the push button ignition. The case it came in was made of thin, brittle, plastic so when I eventually dropped it, it broke. In true maker fashion I made a new one. It is bigger, heavier, and boltier but undeniably cooler. I love it.


#2

I love hearing that satisfaction! And boltier as an adjective - I love that
too.


#3

From now on, when something’s not bolty enough, I’m going to explain that it needs to be boltier. And I’m not sure why I didn’t before.


#4

Nice job! (Love the bolty look!):grin:


#5

Price to replace broken key fob: $25

Repairing and upgrading it yourself: Priceless!


#6

Invites thoughts of Nuttier and Screwier.


#7

And maybe Washier.


#8

Love the industrial/techno/bolty look. I’m adding that word to my vocabulary, and this idea to the bin.


#9

Pay close attention to the dimensions of the middle layer. I had to print mine twice because I didn’t notice an odd bit on the bottom edge of the circuit board.


#10

I would not have been kind enough to retain the manufacturer branding. So good on you for loyalty :slight_smile:


#11

Awesomely boltier :tada:


#12

It isn’t a stock system. I retrofitted a proximity push button start in a 1993 Del Sol :slight_smile:


#13

boltination, boltyness…and it goes on. I love new words!


#14

That’s what I thought when she said boltier ( does the back look nuttier).


#15

Multiply that by 10 for some car brands…


#16

That’s about the price for the shell bought off eBay. But when you include the guts I don’t think any of mine are under $350 now.

Same one with a Lexus logo vs the Toyota one costs an extra $175 :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#17

I was stupid enough to go swimming in the ocean with both my iPhone and key fob in my pocket. The phone was cheaper to replace.


#18

Yes, it also has my company logo on it though it is hard to see. Also, I’m a she. :slight_smile:


#19

In this case (ha ha ha) the most expensive part was the chrome bolts I splurged and spent 20$ on… unless you count the Glowforge itself. :slight_smile:


#20

three cheers for all the boltier, nuttier, screwerier she-nerds ! I am woman - hear me .rar!