Makezine_COTM_Capacitor-BadgeGetting into the 4th of July, let’s check out some sparks that fly from ultracapacitors! Youtube user Afrotechmods shows us:

I got hold of some 2600F capacitors that can dump hundreds of amps. Normally these are used in electric cars to handle sudden stops and starts. Instead, I use them to vaporize bits of metal, and show you the 3 most important capacitor equations along the way.

Don’t do any of this, by the way! Have a great 4th.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

  • Bruce Miller

    These will power cars first in China then around the world!

  • Rob

    I love the deadpan delivery on the nickel comment.