Make a simple microbial fuel cell


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credit: drdan152

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Instructable user drdan152 let us share his cool project for making a microbial fuel cell, a technology that harvests electrons that are a byproduct of bacteria breaking down organic matter to produce electricity, at home. This project lets you get up close with the science behind microbial fuel cells and learn about this type of renewable energy technology.

Drdan152 says, "The cell also makes a great habitat for a beta fish... The bacteria decompose the fish poop adding to the cell's fuel and keeping the water clean!"