If you have heard of Haim Rabinovitch you will know that he is the man who has been responsible for some ground breaking research with light and electricity, especially beneficial to underdeveloped countries.
His research is important to science as a whole, showing how natural products can be used to provide light in an inexpensive and affordable manner. Electricity can be made out of a potato!
- Three potatoes sliced in half
- Three zinc electrodes (or three zinc nails)
- Three copper electrodes (or shiny pins)
- Two red pair of short LED wires
- Two black pair of short LED wires
- Place the potato on a flat surface, rounded side up
- Put one zinc electrode in the potato, on the left
- Put one copper electrode in the potato, on the right. (Opposite the zinc electrode)
- They must not touch each other
- Do this to all three potatoes
- Attach one side of the short red LED wire to one zinc electrode
- Attach the other side of the short red LED wire to another zinc electrode on another potato
- Attach one side of the short black LED wire to the copper electrode on the first potato
- Attach the other side of the short black LED wire to the zinc electrode of the potato that has nothing
- Attach the black led wire and attach it to the zinc electrode
- Attach the red LED wire and attach it to the copper electrode
- Attach both of these to your LED light
Follow the video for clear instructions.
Professor Rabinovitch conducted his experiments with potatoes. Potatoes grow in abundance around the world, are robust and are an easy vegetable to grow.
The potato is cooked for just eight minutes, over a fire, in an oven, or under the ground. They can be baked or boiled.
Potatoes are then sliced into quarters and placed between a copper cathode and a zinc anode and connected together with wires.
The potato is not the source of energy but is the connection, or the bridge, between the metals. The potato allow the electrons to run through the wire, providing the electricity.
Cooking the potato, rather than leaving it raw, can create a battery ten times more powerful than an uncooked potato.
The units made, with the potato, wires, copper cathode and find anode, can light up a room using an LED light, for more than a month. Up to forty days, to be exact.
This breakthrough discovery offers hope and possibility, not just to underdeveloped regions, but to the whole world.
Source: Healthy and Natural.Life