Paper Power Pouches

Battery pouches made from paper, plastic and fabric are quick to make and are a cheap alternative to commercially available options. Copper tape and conductive fabric work great as conductors and some squishy foam or fabric, or else some flat magnets, help achieve a reliable contact between your pouch conductors and the contacts of your batteries.

Vinylcut plastic pouch with copper tape conductors

Stencil:

Vinylcutting:





Vinylcut paper pouch with copper tape conductors




Conductive painted conductors:

Lasercut coin-cell pouch with conductive fabric tape conductors



Stencils:

Paper coin-cell holders


Hand-cut paper pouch with copper tape conductors



Links

Jie Qi’s paper battery holder tutorial >> http://web.media.mit.edu/~jieqi/?p=50

9 Comments so far

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    Genius, is there a pdf of the other designs?

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  8. heyjude on October 21st, 2013

    Loved all the options. Can you tell me the kind of plastic (manufacturer, wgt, etc) that you use? US suppliers would be appreciated. Is there a pdf for this tutorial with stencils? Have already made and used the paper battery holder- works very well but wanted to try plastic. I own the Silhouette vinyl cutter which I think would work with thin plastic sheet- hopefully.
    Thanks.

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