Happy Halloween, everybody! It is that time of the year again, when we have stocked up on incredible amounts of pumpkin and facial paint. But, what can we do with all that leftover pumpkin that didn’t make it to a scary lantern? Here is an idea, turn it into a pumpkin battery.
So, before we get on with building the ‘green’ orange energy storage system, let’s have a look at what we need.
There should be pumpkins (preferably 2, but you can use more for more power), galvanized (or zinc-coated) nails or screws, copper materials such as nails, or wires, and you need some extra wires. To make the task a bit easier you might want to get some alligator clips, but these are not extremely essential. Last but not least, you would need a digital multimeter to assess the quality of your job.
Note, if you already have some experience with electricity, or you’re familiar with the basic principles, it would come very handy (and it is recommended that you do).
OK, now let’s build.
Now, if you have really overestimated the enthusiasm for home crafts, and you still have pumpkin left, you can get some other ideas here.
The great tutorial and photos are courtesy of Will_W_76, and the Instructables.