RE: Hand Battery Snack

From: 8BlueTeach, (
Date: Fri Aug 18 2000 - 11:53:52 PDT


Thanks. I just got back from the institute, and I do not remember if I ever
posted a follow-up to myself.

When I went to Radio Shack, the device worked quite well for the young man
working there --- but, again, not at all for me. It turns out that my hands
were just too dry and too clean to get a reading. He recommended I use a
little spit to help, and it did!


-----Original Message-----
From: On-line Snack discussion []
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: Hand Battery Snack

I don't know anything more myself. I've forwarded your e-mail to the expert
although I realize it may be too late for the answer you need. I hope you
were able to
get it to work.

Nina Thayer
Snacktalk Moderator

> Thank you for the first reply.
> I still cannot get this snack to work.
> Before I posted in this forum, I had spoken to an electrical engineer who
> said that the thickness did not matter but the area did. Based on his
> answer, I decided not to place my order for the plates but to use the foil
> alread had at school. It is quite thick - but not rigid enough yet to be
> called a plate. I guess the advice was not accurate, and not it's too
> to get any other metals. (My pots don't work either.) My institute
> tomorrow so I still have a few more hours to try to resolve this problem
> my own. I'm off to Radio Shack now to see if a digital meter might work
> under these circumstances. However, I am still anxious for more
> from. Experts?
> Adela J. Dziekanowski

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