This Guy Builds a Self-Powered Driving Potato & Named Him “Pontus”

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After creating an electric current using electrodes in a potato, Marek Baczynski decided to test the boundaries of science and created Pontus, the self driving potato.Potatoes deserve to roam the earth, so Marek Baczynski created the first self-driving potato, ushering in a new era of potato rights.

image credit: Marek Baczynski

Potato batteries have been around forever. Anyone who’s played Portal 2 knows that with a copper and zinc electrode, you can get a bit of current out of a potato.

According to Baczynski, the electric potato needs approximately 15 minutes to charge the capacitor, which is enough energy to make the device move forward by approximately eight centimeters. This equals to a total of about seven and a half meters per day.

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To make the mini-car truly drive itself though, the recreational inventor also installed a miniature control board, which enables the potato to autonomously choose in which direction it wants to move.

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SOURCEthenextweb
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