Note: This project is not for use during a electrical or thunderstorm. If there is lightning, wait for some other time. Also before any digging is done, please check with authorities to make sure you will not endanger yourself, others, or the utility conduits. I will not be responsible for any issues. Practice common sense. If you are not sure, get an expert to help.
Warning: I will not be responsible for any issues from this project. It is up to you to get an expert if you feel uncomfortable in this project. Since you are stringing out wire and pushing posts in the ground, it will be up to you to protect against any safety issues for humans and or animals..
Note:. Our goal is to power router and low power servers. many people have asked me to give test results. Have not done so as to encourage you to try it yourself. I will say that even just putting the stakes in the grond yeiled a voltage.
Note: Syar Arif did not have my permission to post this article on Scribd.
Step 1: What's Needed.
Backyard, though I suppose several planters could work for part of the experiment.
12 copper spikes (copper tubing was just too expensive and likely to be stolen from the ground. The spikes are easier to disguise and easy to put in the ground.)
12 galvanised nails. (cut up pieces from aluminium oven pans works better. I used the left over edges from our cannoli form making instructable. (https://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-cannoli-forms/)
Umpteen feet copper wire
One long roll aluminium foil
High value capacitors.
Extra long measuring tape. (or if you know your footstep stride length (usually about 2.5 feet) will be close enough.
Compass (for finding which way is north(if you know which way the sun rises and sets, you can do a 90 degree angle to that and be pretty close)
Step 2: Layout 1 - Single Cell.
For this we will only use one copper post, one aluminium post, 30 feet plus stretch of copper wire, and 20 foot plus strectch of aluminium foil. Some sandpaper or the like might me nice to make sure there is no sealer on the copper wire. Of course you will need a spade to make a ditch for the copper wire and the foil strip.
The two posts should be at least several feet apart.
Note: my first test of this yielded more volts than I expected. I also salted the ground to help with the conductivity.
Running the lines parallel can work also.
Step 3: Layout 2 - Multiple Cells.
Plus stakes should be copper and negative stakes should be foil.
Step 4: Testing.
Step 5: Energy From Underground Power Wires.
Step 6: Interesting Application.
You could go one step further and build a generator that runs on water. Less dependence of foreign energy sources.Convert existing gas turbines to run on hydrogen gas from hho units. powered by earth batteries. No fossil fuels required. HHO generator runs for the most part on good ol water. Earth battery farms would be a great possbility for unusable land.