The Electric Pickle!




Introduction: The Electric Pickle!

List of materials:

1) pickles

2) Double-D Batteries

3) Battery Cartridge

4) Cable connecters

5) Copper wire or Copper nails( preferably copper wire)

6) a digital multimeter

Step 1: Add Batteries

Add your Double D batteries to your battery pack.

Step 2: Connect Your Cables!

Take your battery connectors and attach to one end to the empty space where there isn't a battery and one to the metal along the outside.

Step 3: Open Your Pickles!

Twist open the cap to open up your pickle Jar!

Step 4: Take Your Pickle Out!

Take your pickle out of the Jar and place it on top of the jar!

Step 5: Add Your Copper Wires or Copper Nails!

Shove a copper wire or copper nail in to one end of the pickle and due the exact same thing to the other side.

Step 6: Connect the Wires!

Connect the wires you hooked up to the batteries; take the other ends and connect them to the copper nails or copper wire that are in the pickle!

Step 7: FINALLY!

You Should have an Electric Current running through your pickle!



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    8 Discussions

    thanx for the help with the steps a lot im doing science demonstration great help

    thank you for the steps

    Here is what happens when you add household current!


    Aren't those usually referred to "D" cells opposed to something else being called the other?

    Did you want to electrocute the pickle? You should try that with household current and you will see it glow!

    Instructions unclear. pickles and acid is everywhere and my house is on fire.

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    Aren't we starting with April-1st pranks a little early? LOL! The pickle, would generate it's own electricity, if a steel nail was used on the opposite side of the 1st copper nail. Though, not anything strong enough to drive anything but a volt meter.. (say .5V or so..) Now.. for a real electric pickle, I've seen the picke alone, on 2 nails (copper or steel), with 110V-AC attached to the nails.. (carefully!!! but it will actually light up the pickle from inside.)