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Crappy Robot Super Capactitor!

Last Christmas party we had a few crappy robots fight it out. Here’s one made by John Willis.

John’s upping the ante by making a crappy robot powered with a home made super capacitor. ┬áRight now, it’ll light an LED for a few seconds.

Its approximately 10 sq in carbon reinforcement cloth in tap water.

John W's graphite supercapacitor test rigThe next steps are:

  • measure the capacitance
  • then test effect of temperature, ph, etc on output.

Watch this space for the crappy robot!