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Quick and Easy Battery in 5 Minutes



Ever wanted to make a battery but didn't have the time or the parts? Well here you go. You can literally make this in 5 minutes with only 4 parts. It is sealed and doesn't require chemicals... what more could you want!

Quick and Easy Battery in 5 Minutes

step 1Parts and Tools

Not much is needed for this instructable, but you will need: A film canister (or similar container) Aluminium Foil Tissue paper or kitchen roll Carbon rod (Pencil led or b…

step 2Making the Cathode

The cathode is the negative terminal of the battery. For us, it is made of aluminium foil. Start by cutting a strip of foil just slightly shorter than the film canister, b…

step 3Making the anode and electrolyte medium

The positive 'side' of our battery will consist of a carbon rod surrounded by electrolyte. The carbon rod is the hardest part to get right, as it needs to have large surfac…

step 4Filling the battery

Now we have to fill the battery. Start off mixing up some electrolyte. Keep adding salt to warm water until no more will dissolve. Keep stiring it and it will dissolve more…

step 5Seal the cannister

Now we just have to feed the two wires out the lid. Puncture two holes it the lid with the scissors and feed the wires through. Pull the wires right through and clip the l…

step 6Test the battery

The final step is to test it out. We need a multimeter to test the battery accurately, but if you want to check it works without a multimeter, just put the two wires on you…

Via Instructables, Published: 2009.05.26


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