Hey, ever wondered what all you can create with the help of paper? The list is endless. How about trying something technological this time? Here’s the tutorial on how to make a paper battery holder at home.
If you have all of the essential supplies on hand, making a paper battery holder is effortless. You’ll need the following materials to construct your own paper battery holder at home:
- Regular tape
- Battery holder template
- Conductive copper tape
- Surface mount LEDs
- 3V coin cell battery
Steps To Make A Paper Battery Holder
Once you’ve gathered your materials, let’s get started on building a paper battery holder. If you follow the instructions carefully, making your paper battery holder will be a simple task:
Step 1: Cut out the template. Also, cut two pieces of copper tape, both about 3 inches long.
Cut the copper tape
Step 2: Then, take one piece and peel off the cover. Place the copper tape on the top of the battery holder over the horizontal section of the “L” shaped line and fold it to follow the “L” form.
Place it over the template
Step 3: Allow the extra copper tape to dangle from the battery holder. This is the battery holder’s + lead.
Let the excess dangle
Step 4: Turn the template over to begin creating the negative lead. Remove the paper backing from the other strip of copper tape and align the vertical printed line with the copper. Place the copper above the printed line and hang the extra copper from the battery holder.
Paste over the other side
Step 5: Turn the template over and fold the vertical flap along the upper dashed lines, exposing the copper tape. Then, as though rolling the flap down, fold along the next dotted line once more. This results in an elastic tab that maintains good battery contact.
Fold the line
Step 6: Next, fold the whole flap along the third dotted line once again, aligning the border with the battery holder’s edge.
Fold the flap
Step 7: After that, you’ll need to make the battery envelope. Fold the left-hand tab across to the right. Fold the extra portion of the tap all around the rear of the battery holder after flipping it over. This horizontal band secures the connections to the battery; tighten it to ensure a secure connection. Tape this down with regular tape and fold down the top flap.
Tape down the flap
Step 8: The LED will be added next. The simplest approach to add an LED is to clip it straight to your battery holder’s copper tape connections. Ensure that the LED covers the gap between the battery holder’s + and – leads and is orientated properly.
Place the LED
Step 9: Gently tape down the LED with standard clear tape once it has been lined up. Your LED will not light up if it is angled wrongly. Simply take it off and tape it back down in the appropriate position in this situation.
Tape it down
Step 10: Slide the top to the outside band and the negative line to turn the battery holder on. This guarantees that the leads and the battery have a good connection.
Turn it on
Step 11: Tuck the top in between the negative lead and the battery to switch the battery holder off. This disconnects the battery from the minus lead, allowing the circuit to be turned off without removing the battery.
Turn it off
Step 12: Your paper battery holder is all ready to work.
Paper battery holder
You’re welcome to give it a shot on your own. It’s now up to you to think of fresh concepts. You now know how to make a paper battery holder by following these simple directions. So seize this moment and then see what unfolds.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.