How can I make/modify/find a small water pump that runs off battery power?

I'm looking to see if it's possible to either build, modify, or purchase a pump to circulate a small (<1 quart) amount of water up/down a slight incline. It needs to run on a battery, preferably a standard household battery (AA/A/C/D). In addition, I'm on a tight budget for this project, so it needs to be as cheap a solution as possible.

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Boss_dard4 years ago
I need one for a school project and hoping to use a battery and some other little thing to lift water a few inches I can go either vertical or on an angle
jtobako8 years ago
The problem isn't the slight incline, it's how far up you want to move the water, how fast it has to move and how long you want the pump to work before changing the battery. Try looking for an old battery powered squirt gun. Most small pumps are going to work off household electric supply, so you might have to look threw the camping or fishing sections of wally world or gander mountain for ideas.
MePerson (author)  jtobako8 years ago
I'm using it for a river in a scale model, and the water needs to move about 4 feet and then flow back.
XOIIO8 years ago
Just pick up a cheapie fountain and use the pump from that. 10$
MePerson (author) 8 years ago