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Genius Aluminium Foil Hacks Nobody Knows About

Who does not love hacks!? Aluminium foil hacks are the most enjoyed hacks. Aluminium (Al) is a chemical element, with an atomic number 13 in the boron group. It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal and is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. Aluminium metal is so chemically reactive that the original specimens are rare and limited to extreme reducing environments. Here we publish the Aluminium foil hacks you might be interested in.

1.  Sharpens Your Scissors

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Procedure:

Got your blunt scissors??? Need to get them sharped? Grab an Aluminium foil and fold it into several layers of foil. Cut the foil smoothly ensuring the blade touches the foil with each cut. Repeat several cuts, and check the sharpness of scissors and repeat if needed.

How does this happen??

What actually takes place is that blades get cleaned. Cutting the Aluminium foil takes off small bits of rust and burrs on the scissors. Sharpening is usually done at a particular angle, not straight on as with cutting. Considering the angles for sharpening, it ranges from 12 degrees to 35 degrees. The larger the blade the larger the angle should be.



2. Extends battery life

15 Aluminum Foil Life Hacks You Didn’t Know About

Procedure:

Running out of AA batteries?? yet got some AAA batteries? We have got a better hack to use your AAA batteries instead of an AA battery. Grab some aluminium foil and wrap it up like a ball and stuff it into the case of your device where the battery’s negative terminal connects. As you fill in the gap, your device should turn on. It’s not a permanent solution and should only be used in a pinch, but it works great for short periods of time.

How does this happen??

Here the electrical energy of the battery is converted into heat energy, thereby sapping the battery’s power and eventually draining it. The battery warms up as it has a higher internal resistance than the foil, which leads to most of the energy being expended inside the battery. Internal resistance indicates the difficulty in the flow of the electrical current. Aluminium being a good conductor of electricity allows current flow.

3. Improve the Wi-Fi signal

 

15 Aluminum Foil Life Hacks You Didn’t Know About

Procedure:

With aluminium foil, Wi-Fi signals can be increased and strengthened. Take foil in shape of a rectangle, curve it and place it behind the antenna of your router. This aluminium foil will reflect the wireless signals into the direction that you wanted to be.

How does this happen??

A reflector is been made and it is combined with aluminium foil. The reflector is then placed around the antennas on the wireless router. The placement is designed to stop signals from going in one direction and reflecting those trying to go elsewhere into an area where it’s most desired. Though we have directional antennas present this one is cheap.

4. Making a Stylus with Aluminum Foil

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Procedure:

It is a very simple procedure to be followed.  Smoothen the aluminium foil on the tip of your pencil, the tip must be a flat one with no crinkles or bumps. In case the tip is not flat, your stylus may not work. Wrap your aluminium foil with some tape, so that your foil doesn’t slip. Use a rubber at the tip, so that your screen is not damaged by the foil. This stylus is more effective and less costly. The most common material used for pen or pencil, as it has a lightweight and it has a very tough surface for the human finger.

5.  Removes static electricity from your clothes

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Procedure:

Running out of dryer sheets?? here is the best alternative for it. Take 2-3 aluminium sheets, and ball them up together. Then toss it into your dryer along with your laundry. After washing, your clothes won’t accumulate electricity and attract dust and hair. This hack is really very useful when you run out of dryer sheets, and these aluminium balls do last a year long!

If you feel there are some more aluminium foil hacks that you know, please feel free to drop them in the comments section. Do check our other blogs on Neuronerdz.

Lakshmi Ananya Vemu
Pursuing Electronics Engineering.

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