Perfect for running dirt-power experiments!
Want to see what item in your fridge gives you the most power? Want to connect multiple MudWatts together and power more stuff? Then the Science Fair Pack is for you. It is designed to let you design your own real-time experiments by running three MudWatts simultaneously.
The MudWatt is the perfect educational kit for classrooms and hobbyists since it incorporates a wide range of scientific topics. It's easy to incorporate the MudWatt into a class discussion on microbiology, soil chemistry, electrochemistry, or electrical engineering.
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) are bio-electrical devices that harness the natural metabolisms of microbes to produce electrical power. Within the MFC, microbes munch up the sugars and other nutrients in their surrounding environment and release a portion of the energy contained within that food in the form of electricity.
Microbes are ubiquitous throughout virtually all soils and sediments on the planet. Among these diverse communities of microbes are particular species with unique metabolic abilities that enable them to expel electrons onto oxidized metal compounds, such as rust. In a sense, these so-called “electrogenic” microbes are able to “breathe” metal compounds much like humans and other organisms breathe oxygen. MFCs employ these unique abilities by providing the electrogenic microbes with a certain configuration of two inert, graphite-based electrodes placed in environments with different levels of oxygen.
✔ 3x MudWatt Vessels
✔ 1x MudWatt Blinker and Clock Circuits
✔ 1x Educational / Instruction Booklet
✔ 1x Pair of Nitrile Gloves
✔ Free Access to the MudWatt NGSS Teacher's Guide
✔ Free MudWatt Explorer App (available on iTunes and Google Play)!
The Hacker Pack lets you interact with your MudWatt in a fun and exploratory way. The included blinker circuitry gives you a visual indication that your microbes are hard at work. The faster it blinks, the happier your microbes are! After your MudWatt has powered-up, hook up the included digital clock/thermometer, completely powered by microbes in your dirt! The MudWatt HACKER PACK includes a Digital Clock/Thermometer circuitry, LED blinker circuitry, Voltage-boosting microchip, and a 8-pin hacking socket.
Want to measure the maximum power output by your MudWatt? The MaxTracker comes with everything you need. The included multimeter's easy-to-use, compact and durable design is perfect for taking accurate power measurements and quickly evaluating the health of your MudWatt.
Enjoy discovery with one of the most creative, interdisciplinary STEM educational toys for the modern world: microbiology, chemistry, and electrical engineering all in one kit!
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