Brussel Sprouts are not everyone’s favourite food, personally I am not fussed on them, although we still have theme every year at Christmas.
Now a team of designers have come up with the perfect use for brussel sprouts, they have used them to power the lights on a Christmas Tree.
As part of the Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineer Fair, some designers have created a brussel sprouts battery that is used to power the lights on a Christmas tree.
The designers have created five power cells for the Christmas tree, they are designed to look like the stalks that the sprouts grow on, and each cell features 200 brussel sprouts with a total of 1,000 used to power the tree.
The spouts have been mounted on zinc and copper electrodes, this causes a chemical reaction and generates a small current, this is then collected by a capacitor which then releases the energy to power the lights.
According to the creators of the brussel sprout powered Christmas tree, the 1,000 sprouts should be able to power the tree for a few weeks.
So if you don’t like sprouts, you can always use them to power your tree lights this Christmas, you can find out more details about the project over at The Big Bang.
Source Designworks, Gizmag
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