Pocket instamatic battery help

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    Hey I just bought a kodak pocket instamatic 30 which takes a k battery and it was dead so I got 3 357 batteries, taped them together then got tin foil to conduct to the prongs. Do I have to do this everytime or is there a simpler way to get this camera to work. I have the k battery if there is any modification I can do with that. Thanks.
     
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    I struggle with the K battery too. Often I'll just use the Pocket Instamatic 20 since it's fully mechanical.

    I carved a wooden replica of the K battery and made it so it holds 3 A-76 batteries in a line. It works but not as elegant as I wanted.
     
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    Hahaha thats awesome, im not sure ill go to that extent though I might just buy a 35mm pocket camera once this stops working. Thanks though.
     
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    Oh by the way when the battery was out the shutter still worked. Do you know what speed its at?
     
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    If you can find someone with access to CAD software and a rapid prototyping system you could potentially make a reusable battery holder for the 3 357 cells. I have the same situation and access to both but just haven't had the time to get to it.
     
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