"Fixing" a broken digital alarm clock
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I've been known to keep broken things and devise fixes for them, but I have really outdone myself with this one...
If you look at the photo dates, you can see that this was done a long time ago. This clock is also no longer in service.


View of the clock, powered off
Shot of the colons. Notice the lack of any other digits.
The snooze bar lights

Above are photos of an incredibly cheap alarm clock from Walmart. The problem is, when you plug it in without a battery it only displays the center colon, and you can switch the snooze bar light on and off. The clock also stops running. Of course, this all changes when you insert a battery.

The problem is, this saps the battery pretty quickly, and of course the whole thing stops working when the battery dies.
BUT, what if I connected a bunch of 9V batteries in PARALLEL?

The test setup

The goal of running this in parallel means that you still have 9V, but you have GREATLY increased current-carrying capability, thus longer life. The exact goal of this project, however I didn't expect it to actually work:

Clock works
Clock set

Below is the photo of the final setup:

Battery bank, taped together with the wires strapped in bundles
Clock running in it's new home

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