21 Aug '12, 8pm

An artist who can turn an orchard into a giant living battery: And then take amazing photos of it.

An artist who can turn an orchard into a giant living battery: And then take amazing photos of it.

Charland inserted a galvanized nail and a copper wire into each apple to make his live-apple battery. Ten apples wired together produce enough current to light a single LED, and Charland used 30 LEDs (so, 300 apples) for the lamp in the photo. Combine that with the fact that apple orchards are fairly stationary, at least when not populated by Ents, and you start to think that this is maybe not the most realistic alternative energy solution. But it sure looks pretty!

Full article: http://grist.org/list/artist-makes-apple-orchard-into-a-g...

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