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Ever wonder if those AA batteries are any good.  You could get out the voltmeter and check them.  That can be a hassle.  Sometimes it would be nice just to check them quickly.  In this instructable you will create a cute little AA voltmeter. By the way if soldering is not your thing, you can get the finished product from https://tindie.com/Paulware/cute-aa-voltmeter/. 

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Get the parts.  Here are some links and prices you can also order this as a finished product from https://tindie.com/Paulware/cute-aa-voltmeter/
These parts are available from ebay for $7.44

$3.60 Blue voltage readout
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280928770982?var=580118175716&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

$2.85   3XAA battery case with switch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-3xAA-3AA-4-5V-DC-Power-Battery-Case-Box-Holder-Switch-Cover-with-Cables-UM9-/290737949440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b1550b00

$0.99 usb cable
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-USB-2-0-MALE-AM-M-TO-FEMALE-F-EXTENSION-CABLE-/270987217823?pt=US_USB_Cables_Hubs_Adapters&hash=item3f1818cb9f
1.2voltmeter which requiries 5v
I created a version on Tindie that uses a built-in power supply: https://tindie.com/shops/Paulware/digital-voltmeter-for-aa-and-aaa-1/
Great little device, but I am not sure having to find power for this would be any quicker than picking up a meter to do the test

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