How To Make An Earth Battery

How To Make An Earth Battery

How To Make An Earth Battery

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I knew from watching a documentary a few years ago that the ancient folks of Baghdad made batteries from earth. They are called the Baghdad batteries and have been dated to over 2000 years old.

I don’t know why, but the documentary came in conversations so I decided to do a little research on a more modern approach to the old school earth battery. With as something as simple as an old ice cube tray some soil a few bolts and copper wire you can get about 5 volts of electricity. This is enough to power a few LED lights, calculators and if you are really tech minded even a mobile or USB device.

Imagine if you scaled this up to say a few hundred of these? The power could be usable and if captured could be stored into batteries. This method is just perfect for experimenting with kids and if we are honest and just sit down and think about things long enough a real viable solution for off grid power.

Check out how to make this earth battery in the video below. If you have made or actually make this battery please come across to our Facebook page and leave us a comment or best yet, a picture.

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