A Non-alkaline battery is a source of zinc and carbon rods.
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Please be sure to use only non-alkaline batteries.
Step 1: List of Materials
You will need:
Step 2: Remove the Plastic Cover
Use needle-nose pliers to remove the plastic cover on the battery.
Step 3: Take Off the Zinc Layer
Use needle-nose pliers to undo the crimped zinc at the postive end of the battery. Then peel the zinc layer off.
Step 4: Remove the Carbon Rod
Using needle-nose pliers, pull the carbon rod out of the encasement. Be steady or the carbon rod will break.
Step 5: Remove the Top From the Carbon Rod
Holding the carbon rod with a paper towel, use the needle-nose pliers to pull the top from the rod.
Step 6: Storage
Make sure to wrap the carbon rod in a paper towel to prevent a mess.