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New Maker-art crush, Ben Woodeson – “Variations on scientific methodology, energy and electricity, my practice examines basic technology through crude experimentation. Systematically reinventing and cross fertilising, primitive attempts to re-use and re-examine that which is commonplace and everyday; A pan technical investigation with maximum effort for minimal achievement.” Thanks SicklyGirl!- Link.

Pictured here, Mega Drive, TV, Bath, Safeway Saver’s Tomato Soup, Copper and Zinc Electrodes. The piece consisted of a bath of cheap tomato soup which generated the power for an old computer game and B+W TV. The computer game was playable by the viewers.

Make your own battery with an ice cube tray – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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