9 volt battery clips are one of the most useful objects in battery powered electronics. Yet, you never seem to have enough, or even any. Luckily in five minutes, you can make one for free, just out of your old 9V battery that is dead. Let's use our resources!
Step 1: Materials
For your materials, you are going to need an old 9 volt battery, and some wires, as well as some solder and a soldering iron.
Step 2: Disassembling the Battery
For this step, you are going to need to disassemble the battery. Take a screw driver and split the battery at the seam. Then just cut and hack with whatever tools you've got until you have it open.
Step 3: Getting the Parts
Now that you disassembled the battery you want to get the top part of it, where it connects to the wires, and take off the cardboard piece at the bottom. Now you have the little piece, and your going to want to use this for the connector.
Step 4: Soldering the Connector
Now take your two, now stripped wires and solder one side of each wire to the separate part of the main clip (refer to pictures). Now you should have a good connection to each of the two sides. Make sure not to let the two sides merge with the solder, this will end up shorting the battery.
Step 5: Marking Positive and Negative
Make sure you know and can mark which side is positive and which is negative.
Step 6: Cleaning Up the Top
Now to cover the top of the battery clip. This will stop it from shorting and also make it look cleaner. Just put some hot glue on the top of the clip and then add a strip of duct tape. Then all you need to do is cut down the tape until it looks nice.
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