Introduction: 9v Battery Safe

a safe made from a 9v battery.

Step 1: Wht You Need...

all you need it a dead 9v battery.

tip: you will need some wire cutters.

Step 2: Open It Up

the first step is to open the top of the 9v just cut the corners and use a screw driver to pull it back

Step 3: Pull Every Thing Out

take every thing out whats inside may vary but there all have 6 1.5v batterys.

Step 4: How to Fold

ok this is how you fold you money

1.fold in haft
2.roll tightly arond somthing
3.stuff all that in the battery

Step 5: Close It Up

next to finish up your safe you have to make it look like you didn't shove money in it so fold the metal back over the top so it won't open.

Step 6: Your Done!

have fun with you safe!

Comments

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dll932 made it! (author)2006-05-18

When you take the battery apart, you'll find 6 AAAA batteries-which are normally expensive.

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dfault312 made it! (author)dfault3122006-05-19

Yeah... for all those devices I have that use AAAA batteries.

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stonehenge360 made it! (author)stonehenge3602006-08-21

most new lazer pointers take AAAA batteries

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dll932 made it! (author)dll9322011-06-19

Also Streamlight Stylus flashlights-which we have dozens of where I work for inspection.

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popcorn4lunch made it! (author)2011-02-10

kewl, ill hav to try it :)

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Junkyard John made it! (author)2006-05-14

It would be interesting to keep one of the AAAA batteries in there to charge up a capacitor and shock anyone who tried to take the money out. Just an idea...

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RUBiksCUbe made it! (author)RUBiksCUbe2006-08-17

It probably wouldn't be much of a shock. A single AAAA battery would probably just give someone a mild tingle, nothing really unpleasant. It would also be a dead give away that the battery is hiding something

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Pie Ninja made it! (author)Pie Ninja2009-12-02

Note that he said "to charge up a capacitor", 1.5V would give an un-noticeable shock, but by using it to charge a capacitor, 1.5V can become many hundreds.

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bobwantzanapple made it! (author)bobwantzanapple2009-06-01

genius!

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Yerboogieman made it! (author)Yerboogieman2007-07-10

send me something on how to do that.....

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iwantacuracy made it! (author)2007-08-02

thats creative. but i just keep my money in a mini m & m container. (very inconspicuous). i keep it in a box of lots of random stuff.

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Pie Ninja made it! (author)Pie Ninja2009-12-02

But what if the thief wants some M&Ms? :O

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bombmaker2 made it! (author)bombmaker22009-01-28

Remember, thieves look almost everywhere

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bobwantzanapple made it! (author)bobwantzanapple2009-06-01

yes, but will they look into a m&m; case? if they rob ur house, they'll know to check the 9v batteries.

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bombmaker2 made it! (author)bombmaker22009-06-01

only if there on this site all the time

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jimtran93 made it! (author)jimtran932009-06-16

hahahaha

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MattGyver92 made it! (author)2009-04-08

You could even use a good 9V battery. Remove the two rod-shaped objects on the inside (and don't mix them up, or you've got problems) and fold the banknotes in half. Wrap them around the rod things and put them back in! Ta Da! Warning: Battery could leak or explode (be careful).

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bobwantzanapple made it! (author)bobwantzanapple2009-06-19

WARNING: Your money could also burst into flames

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MattGyver92 made it! (author)MattGyver922009-06-22

So, I guess it would be best to use a dead one then... Or just spend the money.

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harry hardcore hoedown made it! (author)2006-10-22

I got a photo of the inside of a battery with bricks wrapped together in a plastic film. It's not a great photo but you should be able to make out the bricks. I think (I'm not sure) they're used in those cheaper batteries because they're probably cheaper to make than 6 AAAA batteries.

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bobwantzanapple made it! (author)bobwantzanapple2009-06-01

ya, they're bargain store brand batteries,

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sgt.paper made it! (author)sgt.paper2007-07-07

i had a green one and it burnt my skin

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Armaggedon made it! (author)2008-12-20

is this dangorus?

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lkik made it! (author)2008-12-15

good until some one finds the battery and trys to use it so they throw it out

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dancingal101 made it! (author)2008-10-11

Nice idea. Who would think of looking in a freakin battery for money? Only thing is, how do you make sure nobody throws the dead battery out?

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Von Klaus made it! (author)2006-07-10

what about someone testing the battery (by licking it). he/she says it is dead and tosses it away?

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gameboy7oa made it! (author)gameboy7oa2007-07-31

hahaha that reminded me of a time of playing truth or dare in a basement. my girlfriend decided to dare me to lick a 9 volt didnt end good for me

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mrtools made it! (author)mrtools2006-07-17

thats why its easier to put it in something so they dont

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andy60 made it! (author)2007-07-26

nice idea, but i would most definitley forget it was in the battery lol

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hack124x768 made it! (author)2006-08-25

About the "Battery Virus", It is possible for laptop computers. Most all Li-ion laptop batteries have a microcontroler built in for monitoring the voltage of the cells and cut off power when nessicary to keep them from going flat dead when in use, or exploding when charging (those suckers are freaky). It could be possible to load one's own code to that chip if it was a flash rom instead of a normal rom. If you are a windows user, look in your device manager and you will see your laptop's battery, that should be proof enough. Nice idea for the safe, btw. --Andrew

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Yerboogieman made it! (author)Yerboogieman2007-07-10

have you ever seen the movie bicentennial man cause you called yourself one and your name is Andrew. thats kool "be possible to load one's own"

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Yerboogieman made it! (author)Yerboogieman2007-07-10

the robot on that movie is named Andrew and calls himself one

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hack124x768 made it! (author)hack124x7682007-07-10

Yes, It's a good movie. I rarely call myself one, unless I'm in character or something.

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klee27x made it! (author)2006-05-15

Wow. This looks like a great way to lose your money.

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Yerboogieman made it! (author)Yerboogieman2007-07-10

keep it in your project box

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hjjhjhgjjh made it! (author)hjjhjhgjjh2006-06-23

HAHA I agree in two days ill be like what is this trash and throw it out.

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Trimaster made it! (author)2007-04-15

i bet i would throw it away by accident XD

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eviloverlord made it! (author)2006-05-18

No they don't - it's a single battery of six 1.5V cells. A battery is a collection of cells.

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mrtools made it! (author)mrtools2006-12-08

that's correct. but they can be used as batteries if you want.

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aforsberg made it! (author)aforsberg2006-12-06

dude, stop being a grammar prick.

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paper warrior made it! (author)2006-10-19

At least they said you came up with it at instructables.After reading the article i did a search and viola you were here.I seem to have a habit of reading the fine sideways print towards the spine.It's a really good project, that's why they put it there.

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mrtools made it! (author)2006-10-18

I just got that issue. I didn’t know they could do that well I guess they do that a lot but it never happened to me.

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paper warrior made it! (author)2006-10-16

By the way it's the November 06' issue.

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paper warrior made it! (author)2006-10-16

The people at Popular Science put this in their mag. Right on.

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Guittarman10 made it! (author)2006-09-27

sick

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stonehenge360 made it! (author)2006-08-21

NOTICE! the AAAA batteries found in most 9-volt batteries are reversed, eg. the contact side with the "bump" is the negitive side as apposed to commertial AAAA's which have the positive side on the contact with the bump.

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stonehenge360 made it! (author)2006-08-21

I tried this with a Duracell and indeed, it had 6 AAAA batteries in it also, I took them out of the bottom which requires no cutting, all you have to do is bend the sides back, then I glued the top part to the inside along with 37 grams of lead weights for pine derby cars, therefore making it look and feel like a real battery. once the money is in, you can put the bottom on and no one will know the diffrence.

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hivoltage made it! (author)2006-08-12

great idea. i would try to make it look less tampered with. perhaps dremel off the sharp edges and use a magnet to hold on the door.

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mewantbigboom made it! (author)2006-08-11

sweet. u can hide cocaine in it or somthing

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Eric Stanton made it! (author)2006-08-09

My only question is how do you prevent someone from throwing the battery away when they attempt to use it and discover that it's dead?

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