Awesome Photo of an Orange-Slice Battery

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Awesome Photo of an Orange-Slice Battery


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.

2 thoughts on “Awesome Photo of an Orange-Slice Battery

  1. Michael Wernecke says:

    Hello John,
    Great photo and a great project. I’m presently writing a book to include the late great Alessandro Volta and the early days of electrical exploration. One can never know
    enough to truly grasp what exactly the electrical reaction is.
    My theory is electricity is nothing more than fast atoms. Atoms speeded up by whatever means.
    Thank You.
    Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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