For years, I have been saving dead batteries in a cardboard box. I did not want to throw the dead batteries in the trash, which then would go into the earth with some toxic waste. I learned how to recycle the batteries and it was much easier than I expected. I share the results with you.
Archive for the ‘chemical’ Category
This is an experiment generating electricity from scrap metal.
I did an experiment, trying to clean metal in a new way (for me). I burned some potatoes to the bottom of a pot and it needed to be cleaned. I made the mistake of not putting in enough water and the potatoes burned at the bottom. It was a mess and needed to be cleaned. I decided to try an experiment and brought the camcorder with me to share the results.
This is a public record of my personal battery tests. I welcome your input and ideas. So far, I am having some luck with reviving batteries by surging and freezing.
How to change the batteries on Spykee, the robot.
The original video shows a group of experimenters from Canada that are making Hydrogen in the form of HHO using electrolysis. Something goes terribly wrong.
The solar lights on my property have been dim or have been completely off at night. Maintenance can be done on these lamps to get them working again.
Make Your Own Air Battery
Making a waffle out of sodium acetate trihydrate. This is the same stuff that makes up “hot ice” and heating pads.
How is the liquid made?
Acid can release electricity from metal. What is an easy-to-find source of acid? Tomatoes!
The video above shows how an LED and a buzzer are powered by a tomato battery. My homemade battery was made from two different metals dipped into mashed tomatoes. This setup had low power output, but it was also able to help charge a AAA rechargeable battery.
How does this work?
Many people have tried adding Mentos to Diet Coke for a fun explosion of foam. Does only Diet Coke work or can another beverage work as well? Could Diet Pepsi work with Mentos to make an eruption?
My two kids were interested in the experiment, so for fun, we tried making our own volcano with Mentos and Diet Pepsi. It works!
We put a little bit of isopropyl alcohol inside an empty 2 Liter Pepsi bottle. I drilled a few holes on the bottom end of the bottle to help oxygen get inside for the vapor to burn.
We wanted to see how isopropyl alcohol vapor burns. The video below shows a few of our burns…
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