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Tips for Choosing and Building Custom Lithium Batteries

Tips for Choosing and Building Custom Lithium Batteries

A brief overview of the different types of lithium batteries, and how to use them effectively in your project.

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The History of Batteries on Collin’s Lab

The History of Batteries on Collin’s Lab

Collin Cunningham gives us an entertaining history lesson on the electrochemical cell.

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Don’t Throw Out That Broken Hoverboard — Salvage the Parts for a Project

Don’t Throw Out That Broken Hoverboard — Salvage the Parts for a Project

So your hoverboard is a fire hazard… Well, that doesn’t mean it’s good for nothing. Disassemble and cannibalize the parts for other projects.

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Why Do Dead Alkaline Batteries Bounce?

If you’ve ever wondered what retired old men (I’d assume some of them are or were engineers, scientists, or science teachers) do when they’re not annoying their wives, apparently some of them go out to eat with the Romeo club (the video will explain). Lee Hite, one of the members, apparently also makes incredibly popular […]

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Book Review: Secrets of Lead-Acid Batteries

Book Review: Secrets of Lead-Acid Batteries

The technology behind lead-acid batteries has been largely unchanged for the last hundred years, and the batteries themselves are so pervasive because they’re easy and inexpensive to manufacture. Author T.J. Lindsay sifted through reams of ancient publications and distilled them into a practical 48 page manual for folks looking to use these batteries as an alternative energy source.

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How to Recover a Sealed Lead Acid Battery

How to Recover a Sealed Lead Acid Battery

DIY expert Mikey Sklar uses his Da Pimp battery desolator and charger to recover a totally dead and dry SLA battery. You know you’ve seen these big lugs floating around — next time, you’ll know how to recover it.

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