How would you take care of your lamp if it was actually alive? A Dutch product designer has come up with “Living Light” which is a light that takes advantage of energy that soil bacteria generates during a plants photosynthesis process. While the energy is limited it is still possible for a healthy plant to produce up to .1mW.
Within my fascination for Biodesign, I discovered ‘microbial energy’: energy generated by bacteria and harvested by microbial fuel cells. For my graduation project, I collaborate with Plant-e, a research group that is focussed on applying and developing the microbial fuel cell technology to plants.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.