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JingleJoe decided to give the familiar PP3 battery a look more befitting the “strange electronic devices” he has in development. He built the above frankenstinian aged-wood case complete with custom lathed terminals! That right there is some impressive dedication to the aesthetic. He also shared some info regarding his aging technique –

Bash the edges with the straight side of a hammer like this one to put grooves in it perpendicular to the edge, then bash it around a bit more with bricks and whatever bashy things you might happen to have, I used a screwdriver. Then sand the wood and stain it with a dark wood stain, maybe give it two coats, then sand the stain off a bit leaving it in grooves and nooks and crannies. for best results try to sand it off the corners and edges more than anywhere else. Then stain again :) thats pretty much it!

You’ll likely note a practical benefit as well if you’ve ever tried using alligator clips on a nine-volt’s positive terminal. Read more from his forum post. [via Hacked Gadgets]


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2 thoughts on “9V crate gives batts that vintage look

  1. Wow…if you’re going to do it at least use AA’s or even D’s, not one of those crappy traditional 9V batteries.

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