Making a DIY Tesla Battery – eSamba DIY EV conversion

Making a DIY Tesla Battery – eSamba DIY EV conversion

In this episode of the Electric Samba Project we start assembling out first 18650 cell module. Soon we will be testing out said module. Join the fun, come along for the ride.

List of parts used to make this project:
Laptop Batteries
18650 Holders
Copper buss bars
Cell Fuse wire

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Panasonic Lumix GH4 –
Panasonic 7-14mm f4.0 Lens –
Voigtlander 10.5mm f.95 Lens –
Lexar 64GB 1000x SD Cards –
Rode Microphones –
Joby Gorillapod –
GoPro4 Silver –
SJCam400 –
Zoom EXH-6 –
VidiU Pro –

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G-bright says:

Thank you very much vor those very expicativ videos! Really appreciate your state of mind, the quality and clarity of your video as well as your professionalism in what you have done so far!

sparkyy0007 says:

If you want a cheap diy spot welder for tabbing, use an old 1kva microwave oven xfmr.
Hack out the HV winding and replace with 2 turns of heavy gauge welding cable attached to the copper tabbing electrodes ( weld tips)
Make a timer and relay combo ( 1/2 to 2 seconds variable for heat) and use it to momentarily activate the primary from the line.
A foot switch as the trigger for the timer frees your hands to position the tabbing electrodes.
Voltage on the secondary is only about 2 volts AC so no shock hazard.

Atul Pandey says:

so u connected that batteries without using a spot welder u just connected them with copper wires?

Trini Things says:

I love your project, can u build a 12 volts bank to replace car Battary running on car 100A alternator?

Muhammad Saleem Akhtar says:

very good๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

undeadtacticalsquad says:

always wanted to convert a motorcycle but the battery boxes always seemed ugly, bluky, and too heavy. custom battery pack like these you can tuck into any shape and ditribute weight more evenly. this might be the way to go.

Rigoberto Tejada says:

Look at this on eBay:

10x 4×5 Cell 18650 Batteries Plastic Holder Spacer For Battery Packs,Power Wall

Pablo De Berti says:

Muy buena la cortina musical final con la version del tema de Cerati, ja!

lijo georgekutty says:

nice work ..i like the e vehicle

ะะปะตะบัะฐะฝะดั€ ะšัƒะดั€ััˆะพะฒ says:

without battery balansing?

Frank Smith says:

looks environmental friendly.

jerrard ellis says:



should of chosen a lighter car like a civic

Angel Gonzalez says:

Please if you could do me a favor and give me a way to contact you by email I have a few questions i would love to ask you about building this. It was very important to me and would be much appreciated if you could.

James The Homosapien says:

Tesla has nothing on you!

jim francis says:

glad i found your site ,I'm wanting to do just what you have done, I drive a 2015 Smart Electric,I love it.

Ulf Bartsch says:

Did you use nickel strips for soldering?

C M says:

Hi using your techniques I will build a powerwall same as you are doing to provide solar power to my new home in an area without ant electricity in Thailand ….. Challenge challenge yes and very excited …Thank you for your info is all great …. muchas gracias

William says:

So cool. You're awesome

ะ‘ะพั€ะธัะปะฐะฒ ะ‘ะพั€ะธัะพะฒ says:

Great! This type of people write the future.

Shantelle Adeline says:

I made it myself thanks to INPLIX website

Johnner Comediantul says:

u think outside the box, and this is the best thing ! congrats mate keep up the good work !

Oie d'etudiant says:

Most challenging electric vehicle, thus far! Good luck!


what the motor you used in is project

Ryan Blake says:

Groovy van . The battery is awesome

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