No. 6 dry cell battery remake

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works at Disney Research and writes for Make and Boing Boing. He is training for American Ninja Warrior. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark -- if you like that sort of thing.

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By John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works at Disney Research and writes for Make and Boing Boing. He is training for American Ninja Warrior. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark -- if you like that sort of thing.

269 Articles

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The No. 6 dry cell was one of the first batteries to replace the “wet cell” or “dangerous glass jar of liquid chemicals”, as they were called in the olden days. This site has some great info about their history (they were used to power early telephones, for example), and some different designs for repacking or remaking your own using modern D-cells.

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