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Step 1: What Do I Need?
For about 1 volt, you will need:
(6)Pieces of paper towel cut to a size smaller than the nickel
(1)Glass of water with 2 Tablespoons of salt dissolved in it
Optional: Multimeter to measure the amount of voltage you have prodced.
Step 2: Mix Solution/Add Paper
Step 2Put in the pieces of paper towel that were cut to the size of the nickel. A little bit smaller will do the trick
We do not want the pieces of salt paper touching eachother
Moisten the pieces of paper with the salt, and put them onto each nickel.
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Step 3: Time to Stack!
Step 4Now stack all of the coins. The sequence should be:
(The Nickel, is the bottom)
Step 4: Test With a Multimeter
Please note, you can continue to add more coin sequences to the top of the other coins to get more voltage. I just happened to run out, so I could not get enough to light an LED.
For the Multimeter: Turn it to the number "20" for voltage, to get an accurate reading.
Step 5: Troubleshooting
1)Make sure the coins are stacked in an orderly fashion. Make it as upright as possible.
2)If your multimeter does not show any number, do #1, and also try switching the multimeter leads around.
3)Taste the paper to make sure it is quite salty.
4)Make sure the pieces of paper are not touching eachother.
5)Add more coins! If you don't see much voltage, just add ore and more coins to get it to a good amount of voltage.
Step 6: How Does This Work?!?!?!
If you don't get it, ask.