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Cement battery powered Magbot pendulum/Joule Thief

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I have been searching on Instructables for a cement battery but couldn't find one.This I found very surprising so I can only assume I missed it(if you know of one or more,please let me know).
For now though lets just assume this is the first one and get started with the instructions. I won't post the instructions to the Magbot pendulum itself because you can find that in one of mine other instructables:
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Magbot-pendulum/

Here's one of my other cement batteries running a Magbot Pendulum.

 
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Step 1: Step one:materials and tools

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These are only the materials you need to make the battery.

-Cement or concrete mix
-Aluminium soda can (but other Aluminium can,pot or vessel work too)
-Copper wire (or tubing,rod and sheet)
-Wires or clip leads
-Bolt with two nuts

Tools:
-Drill(or sharp item to punch the can)
-Tin snips or rotary tool
-Sanding paper
-Something to stir the cement mix
-Small spoon



Step 2: Step two:prepare the can,add the cement mix and the copper electrode

Picture of Step two:prepare the can,add the cement mix and the copper electrode
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Remove the top of the can,within the rim.Use the the tin snips for this or the rotary tool for a smoother finish.
Sand the inside of the can,then rinse it out.
This one shouldn't be too difficult:add water to cement or concrete mix and stir well till you get a nice thickness.
(You can also put the mix in the can,little amounts at the time then add the water as you go along.I found that this is much cleaner and you also aren't left with leftover cement.)
Get the can(or whatever else you've chosen)and pour or scoop the mixture into it.You can hold on to the piece of metal you choose for the electrode and pour the mix around it.Or(much easier)push in the electrode after you've poured the mix.Let this set or cure till it is hard.

WillERoberts9 months ago
Cement is the last thing i would of thought to use to make a battery! how long does it last?
Brosiman (author)  WillERoberts9 months ago
I haven't tried that out yet,some people had their batteries running for months though.
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