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I love this project of Caleb Charland’s — it’s a battery of orange-slice cells that powers an LED, shot on a 14-hour exposure.

Recently one Sunday I spent the day at the kitchen table playing with oranges, copper wires and galvanized nails. My hope was that I could make this ongoing project work with a single piece of fruit. I tried cutting it into slices and wedges but that ever present voice in my head reminded me the SIMPLER IS BETTER. It only seemed logical to use the orange’s natural wedges as the cells for the battery. The wedges are held up-right with an armature of small wooden skewers. The LED is nestled with in the bounds of the orange wedges.

If you want to check out more of Caleb’s work, see this post on Petapixel covering some of his recent projects. Also, he has a photography exhibit called From the Basement to the Backyard running at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art through 9/22.

John Baichtal

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


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