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Learning what a Supercapacitor could do and what is inside the average USB cable!

Learning what a Supercapacitor could do and what is inside the average USB cable!

These creations are the result of the amputations from everyday electronic items and stuck together to make something new. Here is something I made using  a USB cable, some LED’s from my RC car and that giant round thing I happened to find in some DIY stuff I bought:

After jostling around with that big, round thing, I found out that it could light an LED like it were a battery. After consulting Google, I found that it was called a Supercapacitor. When one applies potential difference across its terminals, it stores that potential difference by placing an insulator to block the flow of charge once the current through it is stopped.

I have been trying to create other strange things using whatever scrap I find. Just like Frankenstein, my creations run on electricity and are made of parts that usually are not seen together. However, I enjoy “reinventing” like this since it reminds of the times when I would never follow the instructions in those LEGO manuals and built anything that came to my mind. Well, this is my way of learning new things: break it to make it.

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