@mur2501 Use pencils, it wont be caked in chemicals that way either. The easiest way I found to get them out of pencils is to expose the graphite on both ends then hook a voltage onto it. Crank it up until the pencil starts smoking, leave it like that for a minute or two, turn it off, let it cool down then the graphite will slide right out.
That's also good
Though seeing the price of the lithium batteries here I don't think anyone gonna switch to it
@mur2501 I'm not so sure.. most people have very few devices that need them.. 20$ - 60$ will likely cover all your devices. I'd say thats more than worth it since it means you never buy another battery again, your devices last forever, and now you've made them rechargable.
Indian consumers don't really plan much when it comes to this things, as batteries would only be used in wall clock and remote controllers so they would just go with the cheapest option. Actually a peculiarity of Indians is that we will invest more in stuffs which will showoff our wealth to others rather then tye stuffs which increases efficiency, reliability or quality of life. This is the main reason why Indian weddings are so lavish and costly.
@mur2501 Fair, I certainly cant speak for the average consumer. Only to what is a "smart" buy in this case.
@freemo just get the refills for mechanical pencils? not as spectacular though :D
i'll try out those batteries, i have a cheap wildlife camera which requires 8 × AA..
@bonifartius mechanical pencils have very thin graphite. Not very useful for most applications.
Though I will say electrically burning thin graphite from mechanical pencis is one of the more fun things to do. They glow insanely bright, dont catch fire, and just evaporate into CO2. So makes for a fun show :)
@freemo i think they are also made in "normal" pencil thickness, but i'll for sure will try lighting up one of the thin ones now :D
@bonifartius I have never seen a mechanical pencil with a particularly thick lead on it. In fact I dont think that would work too well since it wouldn't create a sharp point without sharpening, which you cant do for a mech pencil.
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