Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder

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Intro: Easy Film Can AA Battery Holder

Simple Film Canister Battery Holder

Fat Cat was complaining he didn't have any AA battery holders for just one battery. So we came up with this. It is really easy to make and took very little time.

Step 1: Materials

Materials that we used. In one picture we forgot the glue dots and the other we forgot the battery. Silly us!
Drill Bit
Film Canister With Inside Closing Lid (Fuji Style)
Glue Dots
Hot Glue Gun
Wire (we used tabbing)

Step 2: Drill

Drill a hole into bottom side of canister.

Drill a hole through the lid rim. Continue straight through the center of the one side of the cap (just half way through the entire lid).

Step 3: Glue

Add a glue dot to the inside of the lid and the inside of the film canister. Center best you can.

You can try to put a tiny dot with a glue gun. Just be careful to not use to much as it will insulate your wire.

Step 4: Add Wire

Add wire to the bump out on the lid.
Center wire through the middle of the lid.
Push wire onto glue dot.

Add wire to bottom side of canister.
Center wire through the middle of the canister.
Push down wire onto glue dot.

Step 5: Cut Wire

Cut wire to desired length.

Step 6: Glue Holes

Glue over any holes. Gluing will help hold the wires in place and may keep water out.

Step 7: Add Battery

Now add your AA battery to the canister negative side down ( - ).
Put the battery close as possible to the center of the canister. Hopefully the glue dot will help.
Line the positive side ( + ) with the bump out on lid.
Snap shut.

Step 8: It Works!

We tried rechargeable batteries and Duracell and they fit perfect.



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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago

    You could modify it to use AAA batteries and put tin foil at the bottom

    1 reply
    Samuel kos

    4 years ago

    You guys really love making things out of film canisters :)

    1 reply

    You are giving away our next instructable lol. We used a film canister that snaps on the inside of the container. Like a Fuji style canister. C's work great for the film canisters that close around the outside of the canister.