AA Battery Case - Handy Battery Holder From Walmart
By Ed Baumgarten
Here's a simple and cheap AA battery holder/case that you can
pick up in the health and beauty section at Walmart, I paid around $1.50.
The label says 'iGo 6 compartment Travel Case'. You'll
find it with the travel supplies like toothbrush cases etc....
Inside you'll find a side with 5 compartments and the other with one large compartment. The large side is just about the right size to hold 5-AA batteries.
I used a small diagonal wire cutter to 'snip' the end of the compartments where they contact the sides of the case. Once those are cut, wobble the compartments back and forth to break them from the bottom. You can then use the wire cutters to smooth up the bottom.
Once the compartments are cut out another 5 AA's will fit on that side.
It's a bit snug (certainly not a perfect fit) but the
latch mechanism seems pretty secure on these cases and seems like it will hold
the case shut just fine.