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Battery Pops

like electrosweets only with a purpose
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The acids found in many fruits are enough to produce approx. 1.5 volts DC which is pretty much that of a AA or AAA battery. Also, due to the variety of acids in fruits you aren't just stuck with citrus flavors or even fruits. Coffee, chocolate and root beer are also viable alternatives.

At first I was thinking that this idea would just have a light at the other end of the lollypop. The juice produced would be more than ample enough for an LED. Then I thought some versions of this confection could have a DC jack on a wire coming from the lollypop so you could power that portable MP3/radio player (small one) when you really need/want to. It only has to stay wet to produce power so you have hours of potential power.

sartep, Apr 05 2004

Lemon powered clock http://familyfun.go...mf119weirdsci6.html
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       Mom gave me a 'lectro-pop,
tell you why.
All of my gadgets suck her batt'ries dry.
My spit makes power,
so my stuff runs great.
But holy #@&% my fillings ache.
  

       shocking idea...
po, Apr 06 2004
  

       Kids and lead, i can see the inteligence levels dropping as i type.
engineer1, Apr 06 2004
  

       The acid would work but you need to have a cathode/anode to match it. This means adding things which are normally a bit nasty. You also need a electrical circuit and an ionic circuit (electrons go round one way, ions go round the other).
miasere, Apr 06 2004
  

       Potato is more popular but atomic sour pops would work better.   

       Engineer1, I wasn't suggesting lead but they would make the lollypops taste more sweet.
sartep, Apr 06 2004
  

       Mom gave me a 'lectro-pop,
tell you why.
All of my gadgets suck her batt'ries dry.
My spit makes power,
so my stuff runs great.
But holy #@&% my fillings ache.
  

       [2 Fries], we heard/saw you the first time, but still funny...   

       This just seems bad...
TahuNuva, Jan 22 2008
  
      
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