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Petr Marusek January 12th, 2006 03:17 AM

Green Camera Power, use nails instead of dollars
 
http://www.masshightech.com/displaya...730&cat_id=165

A man figures out how to get 1 volt from a tree, with a nail. Hook up a few trees in series and save big on batteries! Just make sure you come to the shoot early and bring plenty of long cables.

Adam Keen January 12th, 2006 05:23 PM

Well this is nothing new. This is how a battery works. Every stick two different metals into a something that is salty or acidic? You get about a volt. The types of metals make a difference in the amount of power. The metals also will corrode away in the process. The tree would probably heal around the electrode. So you could wire up a forest, but there would be maintaince.

I really don't think it should be possible to patent this.

I bet in the process of figuring out how to "filter and stabilize the electricity" he'll probably reinvent the capacitor.


You can also get power from a spike driven into the ground and one high in the air, watch out for lightning though.

-Adam "wants a nuclear reactor in-my-backyard" Keen


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