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This Instructable will show how to power your Arduino Uno with four rechargeable AA batteries. You will need:

An Arduino Uno

4 AA battery holder (I HIGHLY recommend this one from RadioShack, as it not only has an internal switch for turning on the Arduino, it also has the necessary wires needed to plug into the Arduino Uno)

4 rechargeable AA batteries, at 1.25V each. (The reason why we should be using rechargeable batteries is because they are efficient and give the Arduino Uno the perfect amount of volts at 5V)

Stanley #1 Screwdriver or something similar 



Step 1: Step 1: Insert the batteries

Find the screw on one of the sides of the case, and remove it with the screwdriver, then slide the lid so that the battery holder is uncovered. Place your charged rechargeable batteries in the respective orientation. Finally, slide on and screw on the lid again. 
<p>Running a standard Arduino board with a battery will drain the cell very, very quickly. If want to run your project for long periods, have a look on this project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/340271897/whisper-node</p><p>It is designed to run on common AA batteries for longer periods and also counts with a wireless transceiver for long range communication! Cheers!</p>
<p>Each AA battery puts out between 1.25 and 1.5 volts. If you use 4 AA batteries in series, you've got a stack producing 5-6V. The linear regular will provide 5V to the processor by burning the extra voltage as heat.</p><p>The problem here is that if you add another 2 AA batteries in series, you're just stepping up the input voltage, making the linear regulator waste more energy to provide 5 V to the processor. You'd be better off building a stack of 8 AA batteries: two 4-battery series stacks in parallel with each other.</p>
<p>Each AA battery puts out between 1.25 and 1.5 volts. If you use 4 AA batteries in series, you've got a stack producing 5-6V. The linear regular will provide 5V to the processor by burning the extra voltage as heat.</p><p>The problem here is that if you add another 2 AA batteries in series, you're just stepping up the input voltage, making the linear regulator waste more energy to provide 5 V to the processor. You'd be better off building a stack of 8 AA batteries: two 4-battery series stacks in parallel with each other.</p>
<p>Each AA battery puts out between 1.25 and 1.5 volts. If you use 4 AA batteries in series, you've got a stack producing 5-6V. The linear regular will provide 5V to the processor by burning the extra voltage as heat.</p><p>The problem here is that if you add another 2 AA batteries in series, you're just stepping up the input voltage, making the linear regulator waste more energy to provide 5 V to the processor. You'd be better off building a stack of 8 AA batteries: two 4-battery series stacks in parallel with each other.</p>
<p>Each AA battery puts out between 1.25 and 1.5 volts. If you use 4 AA batteries in series, you've got a stack producing 5-6V. The linear regular will provide 5V to the processor by burning the extra voltage as heat.</p><p>The problem here is that if you add another 2 AA batteries in series, you're just stepping up the input voltage, making the linear regulator waste more energy to provide 5 V to the processor. You'd be better off building a stack of 8 AA batteries: two 4-battery series stacks in parallel with each other.</p>
<p>Each AA battery puts out between 1.25 and 1.5 volts. If you use 4 AA batteries in series, you've got a stack producing 5-6V. The linear regular will provide 5V to the processor by burning the extra voltage as heat.</p><p>The problem here is that if you add another 2 AA batteries in series, you're just stepping up the input voltage, making the linear regulator waste more energy to provide 5 V to the processor. You'd be better off building a stack of 8 AA batteries: two 4-battery series stacks in parallel with each other.</p>
<p>what will happen if i use 6 aa battries</p>

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