DIY AA Battery Holder

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Need a battery holder in a pinch? Make your own with a few bits from your junk drawer.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Adhesive glue squares

Wires

Matchbox

Small scrap of copper sheeting

Step 2:

  1. Strip wires at both ends about 1/4 "
  2. Poke two small holes in the end of the match box and insert the wires, bending to hold

Step 3:

  • Cut the copper sheet in the following sizes
    • 2 @ 3/8" x 3/8"
    • 1 @ 1 1/4" x 3/8"
  • Cut the glue squares so that it just covers the bottom of the copper bit on both 3/8 " pieces and place over the wires to the bottom of the matchbox (make sure that you don't interfere with the copper and wires making contact)
  • Place the larger copper sheet on the opposite end with a glue square

Done! Now wire it to your 3 volt projects as needed!

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Daniel434

2 years ago

nice :) thank you

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samalert

4 years ago on Introduction

Awesome Jugaad ! ;P

"Jugaad (alternatively Juggaar) is a colloquial Hindi-Urdu word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around"

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lilchumy

4 years ago

Great idea to use a match box! Every electrician needs too know this! It's easy and cheap! Great idea!

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juemadlilchumy

Reply 4 years ago

I'm sure every electrician know basic electricity.

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xaenonjuemad

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Not EVERY electrician, unfortunately. I can name ONE that needs to go back to school. But there are probably rules against my naming him here. More's the pity. I'd actually be doing a public service.

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Kafukai

4 years ago on Introduction

It is maybe low cost, but for something that cost less than a buck I don't know if would to make such an effort. Even if it was made but 3D printer it also waste of time and money.

If do you want to upgrade your item?! Make the bettery case from wooden matches, it would be look much more creative than this one.

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blodefood

4 years ago on Introduction

I suppose you could attach the wires to the corresponding wires of a solar garden light and use it as a solar battery charger. Thanks for the 'ible. Simple and efficient.

I like this both as a hack and an instructable. I say this because as a hack it is cheap and effective and as an instructable, it showcases something that is not only cool but can also be easily incorporated into all of my own projects.

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BLR_RAVI

4 years ago

nice and very simple cheap ..can b easily made...