Latest topics
» Here we go again?
by The Bullet Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:26 am

» Return to the Clocktower...
by Mercury Wells Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:53 pm

» About to go into battle
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:13 am

» How was your day thread (continued)
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:44 am

» Spare goggles Exploration Journal entries
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:30 am

» Is BG Down Again?
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:33 pm

» Things to do while Brassgoggles is down
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:28 pm

» Van living, fulltime RV
by rovingjack Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:36 am

» Due to High stress on the server, the site is temporarily unavailable."
by mwbaaailey Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:03 pm

» Rogues Gallery Incidental
by mwbaaailey Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:06 am

» Brass-Gogglers -
by J. Wilhelm Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:58 am

» BG down - domain expired
by oldskoolpunk Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:20 am

» Also found the way....
by The Bullet Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:20 pm

» So... anyone got something to talk about in the meantime?
by Mercury Wells Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00 pm

» Is Brass Goggles down again?
by Argus Fairbrass Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:46 am

» Here we Go Again?
by mwbaaailey Thu May 08, 2014 11:34 pm

» We Have Reached Peak Beard!
by Captain Lyerly Sun May 04, 2014 4:23 am

» Heartbleed?
by Argus Fairbrass Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:20 am

RSS feeds


Yahoo! 
MSN 
AOL 
Netvibes 
Bloglines 


Statistics
We have 626 registered users
The newest registered user is Will Rockwell

Our users have posted a total of 7596 messages in 659 subjects

Olde battery from modern parts

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Olde battery from modern parts

Post  JingleJoe on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:25 pm

Just thought I'd share something I made recently and posted about on another forum;

A battery!






Made from;

Salt
Water
Copper wire
Zinc coated nails
Lolly-ice maker (or popsicle maker for you yankies Wink)

How? In five minutes that's how Laughing

Mix lots of salt into hot water so you can disolve more into it, atleast two table spoons to one glass.
I also added acid (vinegar) which increased power a little bit but adding alot of vinegar did not increase it (it acctually decreased it) one or two drops per lolly-ice compartment was best.

Next connect one wire to some copper (or just strip a long section of the wire if it is copper inside) and connect another wire to one of the nails, putting the copper in one side of your battery fluid and the zinc nail in the other will give you current flow! Test with a low range meter or LED.

Double or tripple or quadripple up your batteries for more power! This is why I suggest using a lolly-ice maker, lots of nice little compartments which are easily connected between Smile

More pictures Very Happy








I acctually got the LED about twice as bright as in that photograph by experimenting with different concentrations of salt and vinegar but my camera eats batteries like theres no tomorrow so ran out after a few photographs, not even my home made battery was up to the task Wink

I might try all 8 battery compartments filled, I only used 4 that night because I only made 3 short jump cables with copper on one side and a zinc nail on the other and I was too tired to make more Laughing




Anyone care to join me in some maniacal laughter?
MWAHAHAHAHAHA!
avatar
JingleJoe
moderator

Number of posts : 186
Age : 28
Location : Liverpool, England
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile http://www.greendungeon.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Olde battery from modern parts

Post  Herr Döktor on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:33 pm

That's BRILLIANT!


And you can make salt'n'vinegar ice lollys when you're done!

Smile
avatar
Herr Döktor
officer
officer

Number of posts : 139
Age : 148
Location : Between the Cracks.
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile http://herrdoktors.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Olde battery from modern parts

Post  JingleJoe on Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:28 pm

Thankyou Herr Doktor, your praise means much to me Smile


P.S. I can safely say I won't be trying that flavour of ice lolly Rolling Eyes
avatar
JingleJoe
moderator

Number of posts : 186
Age : 28
Location : Liverpool, England
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile http://www.greendungeon.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Olde battery from modern parts

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum