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Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder

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Simple Film Canister Battery Holder

Fat Cat was complaining he didn't have any AA battery holders for just one battery. So we came up with this. It is really easy to make and took very little time.



 
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Step 1: Materials

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Materials that we used. In one picture we forgot the glue dots and the other we forgot the battery. Silly us!
Drill
Drill Bit
Film Canister With Inside Closing Lid (Fuji Style)
Glue Dots
Hot Glue Gun
Wire (we used tabbing)

Step 2: Drill

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Drill a hole into bottom side of canister.

Drill a hole through the lid rim. Continue straight through the center of the one side of the cap (just half way through the entire lid).

Step 3: Glue

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Add a glue dot to the inside of the lid and the inside of the film canister. Center best you can.

You can try to put a tiny dot with a glue gun. Just be careful to not use to much as it will insulate your wire.

Step 4: Add Wire

Add wire to the bump out on the lid.
Center wire through the middle of the lid.
Push wire onto glue dot.

Add wire to bottom side of canister.
Center wire through the middle of the canister.
Push down wire onto glue dot.

Step 5: Cut Wire

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Cut wire to desired length.

Step 6: Glue Holes

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Glue over any holes. Gluing will help hold the wires in place and may keep water out.

Step 7: Add Battery

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Now add your AA battery to the canister negative side down ( - ).
Put the battery close as possible to the center of the canister. Hopefully the glue dot will help.
Line the positive side ( + ) with the bump out on lid.
Snap shut.

Step 8: It Works!

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We tried rechargeable batteries and Duracell and they fit perfect.
You could modify it to use AAA batteries and put tin foil at the bottom

I wonder if two AAA would work in one can hmmm

Samuel kos6 months ago
You guys really love making things out of film canisters :)
Cats Science Club (author)  Samuel kos6 months ago
Yes, yes we do lol. If you had 500 film canisters laying around you'd start thinking of ways to use them too ;-)
I thought film cans are were a perfect fit for "c" batteries?
You are giving away our next instructable lol. We used a film canister that snaps on the inside of the container. Like a Fuji style canister. C's work great for the film canisters that close around the outside of the canister.