- Organic Cotton Balls or any sort of wick (Silicon wicks, cotton wicks, etc. (See later in the tutorial for DIY juice recipes) Step 2: How Vaping Works. The best way I can teach you how to make your own vape pen is to teach you exactly how each aspect of it works.
Very basically what happens is the electricity from the battery is short circuited through the very thin resistance wire, which makes the wire heat up and vaporize the juice. Atomizer vs Clearomizer (tank): I'll tell you in short, atomizers are way easier to make. In an atomizer, you have the resistance wire coiled around a wick that is saturated and wet with the juice that you dripped on top of it. This happens in a small chamber and has an airflow source (a hole) under the coil. When you inhale, all of the vapors in the chamber are swept up and into your mouth. This is what I use in my homemade pen, but eventually I might make a clearomizer. Technically every vape pen in the world has some kind of atomizer in it, but when it is in a clearomizer, the wick absorbs juice from a tank rather than having to drip juice onto the wick yourself. The main advantage is the "ready to go" use, but these are much harder to make.
There are clearomizers that have the coil up high and some that are down low. It would be easier to make one up high, rather than down low. In both ways the coil itself has to be in a central chamber within the tank, not in the juice. When the coil is high up, you can have the ends of the wick coming out of the chamber through small holes or slits and down into the juice, absorbing. When the coil is low, you have the wick crammed around in the chamber, with small holes on either side. The juice absorbs into the wick where the holes are. These variations can be altered and combined in different ways, to match your design, but I highly recommend started out by making a normal atomizer vape pen, and then working your way up to tanks in the future. This will be brief, as how I made mine will most likely not be like how you will make yours. I started with my spare phone battery (which was awesome because I can charge my pen with any android/kindle charger XD), and I took it apart and found the positive and negative terminals on the circuit board that originally led to the usb female output. I soldered wires onto those points and, after welding a mounting bracket for the button, ran the positive wire through the button. I then ran the two wires up to the other side of the battery, where i soldered them onto a screw terminal. I superglued a brass pipe end cap for pneumatics onto the battery and drilled two small holes in the side where the coil leads will go to where the screw terminal is glued to the outside of the the end cap. I then purchased a plastic piece that I found in the sprinkler section of lowes and screwed it onto the 1/2" threads belonging to the end cap. I made sure that the plastic was the female end, so that all of the heat was contained without melting any plastic. This was perhaps my 4th design, and so far the best. I have been nonstop trying tons of different combinations for bigger clouds or stronger flavor, and it's really quite fun. There are a billion tutorials out there for this, so I won't go into too much detail, but I use CVS brand Glycerin. Make sure that whatever glycerin you use, is USP (pure) and also vegetable glycerin (VG). Sometimes it won't say if it is VG or not, but most likely it is. Glycerin is pretty thick in consistency, so you might want to add a little bit of water to make it easier to deal with, but adding water will effect the cloud. Mess up every once in a while until you get it perfect. As for flavoring, don't use extracts made with alcohol. You can sometimes use imitation flavors, just read the ingredients and make sure alcohol isn't used.
Go to Walmart and find Lorann flavorings or just don't flavor the juice. The glycerin tastes naturally sweet so it's not bad. Check this link to see what Lorann flavors are safe to vape: http://bestvaporflavors.com/best-lorann-oils-vaping/ Be the First to Share. i made this just to test if it would work and show everyone how simple it is to make.
AND PLEASE BEFORE COMMENTING THAT THIS IS DANGEROUS REMEMBER THIS SITE IS CALLED INSTRUCTABLES! SO PEOPLE SHARE WHAT THEY MAKE ALSO IAM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IF YOU TRY TO RECREATE THIS AND IF YOU DO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT TOOLS! (BTW THIS IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY!) Oke so these are the tools i used to make this: - BATTERY: 2200mah rechargable battery (3.6V) (this battery was from a power bank to charge youre phone.) - COIL: A spring from a pen (as i said this is for test purposes only and a pen spring should not be used and was just to test, it works fine but i will be replacing it for heat resistend wire later on!