Not everyone loves their Brussel sprouts at Christmas, but don’t dismiss them so quickly because a team have managed to find yet another use for the little green veggies. As part of the Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineer Fair a Christmas tree now gets its lights powered by a huge Brussels sprout battery.
Using five power cells that each feature 200 Brussel sprouts, the full 1000 Brussel sprouts provide enough power to keep the lights going for a few weeks! It works by mounting them on zinc and copper electrodes which causes a chemical reaction, this generates a small current of electricity, and the power for all 1000 of them is collected in a capacitor that can then power the lights.
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