Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Electric Toothbrush Power Mod

I'm not 100% sure where I saw this mod, I came across it a while ago, So i must stress that this is not my work.

This is an extremely simple mod and anybody who past arts and crafts in grade school could do this.

You take a cheap ~5$ electric toothbrush, like this one: 

 Inside the bottom cap (the part where you insert the batteries), you can see that only two batteries can fit inside to power the toothbrush, hence why it's so weak.

The mod is as follows:

Tape two more batteries to the bottom and enjoy spending 5$ on a 100$ toothbrush.

Let me explain:

The two batteries you insert by default go in like:




Now tape two batteries to the bottom, matching the leads like:




Use scotch tape or something thin for the batteries.

After they are taped in a 2x2 battery pack, insert them in the toothbrush like normal, the two extra batteries should be sticking out.

If you don't care about cosmetics, what I did was use packing tape to attached the case bottom to the two extra batteries hanging out (matching leads) and then wrapped the whole battery pack in a bunch of packing tape, as to seal the batteries and inside of the toothbrush away from water.

There you go, that's it.  You should see an exponential increase in your toothbrush's head speed, making it on track with the expensive 100$ ones.


I'll post a video of the differences in speed as soon as I make one.
(I left my toothbrush at my girlfriends house... The video will be delayed.  My apologies everyone :-/)

And remember to brush your teeth twice a day.

Update:
October 7th, 2010

Girlfriend's dog chewed the shit out of toothbrush.  Will purchase another today and upload the video a.s.a.p.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

73 comments:

  1. Not only do I think that this is awesome, but I'm doing it this evening.

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  2. You should post some more like this, with a drill maybe haha.

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  3. Could come in handy... One day

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  4. Might have to try this....keep em comin.

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  6. very informative bro. following

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  7. Life hacks are my favorite! This will certainly come in handy.

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  8. I heard it's time to teethbrushing!!

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  9. Will this get all the plague out of my teeth and gums though?

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  10. It's safe, I actually use this toothbrush on a day-to-day basis. I'll post a video of my toothbrush sometime tomorrow.

    Using 6 batteries however is not safe and it made my gums bleed a bit :-/

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  11. nice. too bad i dont have an electric toothbrush

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  12. Awesome, there's no way I'm spending $100 so I might give this a shot

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  13. lol half the brushing time XD

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  14. I'm definitely trying this tonight

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  15. kinda comical since my wife just spent @ $90 on a rechargeable sonicare toothbrush. our 3 yr old daughter had a bunch of cavities and no she doesnt eat a lot of candy. we think it was due to her asthma medicine

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  16. i did this but with a cellphone battery it works great too

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  17. haha wow... i wonder if i could do this with my shaver

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  18. I thought this post was going in a different direction :S

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  19. I NEED TO TRY THIS RIGHT NOW!

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  20. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

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  21. Oooh my the plaque will be like HOLY SHIIIIII IT'S A TOOTH-QUAKE!

    You must post a video!

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  22. That's pretty cool, my dentist will thank me. Lol.

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  23. Hell yes. Excellent idea for a mod, bro.

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  24. I left my toothbrush at my girlfriends house... The video will be delayed. My apologies everyone :-/

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  25. I like your post... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  26. might look into this. Thanks!

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  27. wow thats awesome... ima try that one...

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  28. lol is that safe? i can see this brushing my teeth off, or something.

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  29. you know that might burn the motor, right?

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  30. probably not a great idea to be blasting your teeth with that thing :P

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  31. It's a ~5$ tooth brush, who cares if you burn the motor. Mines been lasting for about a couple months now, so the payoff seems to be pretty good.

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  32. That's crazy and I will try this!

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  33. Oh yeah bra, I'm waitin' for the video.

    Supp 'n' follow, FTW!
    Oh, you'll appreciate my last post.

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  34. tried it and really blew my teeth off

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  35. thanks, dude. i'm hacking mine in a few moments

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  36. Interesting. If I had an electric toothbrush I might try this.
    However, my 5 dollars needs to be spent elsewhere.

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  37. i need to see this, hurry up with the video lol

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  38. Can you yust plug it into a battery charger?

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  39. Sure... your girlfriend claims the dog chewed it up, but I suspect she found another use for it and took it all for herself. Trust me. Women are sneaky, especially when it comes to things that vibrate.

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  40. That is awesome. But I am still going to use my lame manual brush :P

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  41. lol i did that once. it was super powerful though.

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  42. Definitely doing this. You always have the best tips.

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  43. have something with batteries? add more!!

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  44. Great post! keep up the great work!

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  46. Nice to brush your face off every once in a while.

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  47. i made one of these its actually really handy to have

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