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what can you buy with a coin?many things like aa batteries,aaa batteries ,button coins etc etc.but can you make a battery with the coin itself?no?then i am here to share how to make it.it is a small project no soldering no hazards .excited?so lets start
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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the things you will need are:
1)a cent of usa (that is 1/100 of dollar)=6-7(depends on the voltage you want to make)
2)a sand paper of 100 grit.
3)a thin piece of cardboard
4)a scissor
5)a cup of water and some salt(if you have vinegar then ignore)
6)a led for testing

Step 2: Which coin to be chosen?

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not any coin to be chosen.the cent or usa penny is to be chosen and the coin should be after 1982 .other wise it wont work.because the cents made after 1982 consists only a  small coating of copper and 98 percent zinc inside.copper will extract positive charge and the zinc will extract negative charge.the coins made before 1982 consists of 95 percent copper.

Step 3: Lets make the anode and cathode

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anode and cathode are negative and positive charge extracting sides.the anode and cathode both are present in the cent.to expose the zinc we have to remove the copper face of one side.so take a sand paper and using it sand of one side of the cent.it is the hardest part of the project.

Step 4: Lets prepare the electrolyte!

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first put the coin on a piece of cardboard and then take its outline.then cut it out.cut the same amount of of pieces as many you have used the coins.

if you have vinegar then ignore the next step

Step 5: Making the electrolyte part 2

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now take a bowl of water and keep mixing salt with it until it stops to dissolve.now dip the cardboard pieces into it
shanavas10 months ago

very nic.. plz mail me some inovative ideas lik yhs.. my id is heroshan.t@gmail.com

argha halder (author)  shanavas10 months ago

thanks, and I would send my next ideas when I get one

This is Illegal in Britain don't know about the usoa but I think it will be.
For how many days or time will it work???
argha halder (author)  Rajat Uppal1 year ago
it may last at least last 7-10 days with a red led i think.you may increase its lasting by sealing the coin battery
lobalt1 year ago
Just for the record, this step is illegal in the United States.
argha halder (author)  lobalt1 year ago
sorry i could not understand much what you said.but as you said if i have done any illegal work i am extremely sorry
no nothing you have done is illegal its fine
rimar20001 year ago
Very good work, Argha. how many time the battery lasts?
argha halder (author)  rimar20001 year ago
i built it yesterday
and to test it i kept it on with the red led and i became surprised to see it was lighting so well .i have it beside me now turned on and it is still lighted .i think it would last at least 5-7 days.and you may recharge it by dipping the cardboard pieces again in the salt water or vinegar!
Wow! This is awesome, congratulations.
argha halder (author)  rimar20001 year ago
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
Brilliant work argha!
argha halder (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
thank you very much!