Wind Power

Wind Power

This experiment is closely related to the potato-powered mp3 player but not the lemon battery, so if you try this at home…well…

Anyway, the set up involves a lighted candle, a couple of screws, a glass jar and lid, various crocodiles clips and wires, and a small motor with a fan. Put them altogether, break wind into the jar, and power up the electric motor. It’s a slow burner this one…

The trailing wire (as with the disconnected sweet potatoes) may provide a clue as to the nature of this experiment. Moreover, if you watch carefully at two points during the clip it becomes fairly obvious what’s going on. Any suggestions regarding scientific reproducibility in the usual comments box below, please.

4 thoughts on “Wind Power”

  1. Wind power is not a solution.
    The whole truth about wind turbines is never told by lobbyists and governments.
    How could the very weak and extremely unreliable initial energy source of a wind turbine ever produce a steady power of any significance?
    Please think!
    And read: “Wind energy- the whole truth” at:
    And to show how completely irrelevant wind power is in regard to the worldwide energy and climate crisis visit the following link:
    And play around with the charts you see there (The BP charts regarding energy reserves and energy consumption worldwide over the last 20 to 40 years.) and make some calculations. And if you don´t get confused with the zeros, you will get my point.
    The resources now poured into futile, but very ingenious and high-tech windmills, could be far better used for, for example:
    1) Burning coal in a cleaner way,
    2) Efficiency of energy use in the broadest sense of the word
    3) Promoting a drastic change of life style (There are about 6.5 billion people, who all have the right to have some energy to their disposal).
    Just 3 ideas.

  2. It’s a spoof, a joke, a mere jape There is no power generation. Read the text below the video, you’ll see that I alluded to this there. They didn’t even make a complete circuit, not to mention the fact that a fart doesn’t have a brown gaseous hue.

    By the way, it’s on

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