SLK Electronics has a piece on their site about breaking down a DeWalt 36V A123 high-power Li-ion batteries to make your own battery configurations. This (and several other related articles on the site) is gear towards electric model planes, but is obviously applicable to any application.
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.View more articles by Gareth Branwyn