Potato Clock

Intro: Potato Clock

Materials Needed:

- potato
- digital clock
- copper coin
- zinc nail
- 2 pieces of electric tape
- 2 copper wires


Step 1: Step 1

Gather the required materials as listed in the materials needed list.

Step 2: Step 2

Wrap one copper wire around a zinc nail.

Step 3: Step 3

Wrap a piece of electric tape around the wire and nail to make a secure connection.

Step 4: Step 4

Make sure the copper wire touches the copper coin.

Step 5: Step 5

Wrap a piece of electric tape around the wire and coin to make a secure connection.

Step 6: Step 6

Place the nail into the potato.

Step 7: Step 7

Place the coin into the opposite side of the potato.

Step 8: Step 8

Wrap one lose end of wire around the negative end of the battery compartment.

Step 9: Step 9

Make the other lose end of wire come in contact with the positive end of the battery compartment.

Step 10: Step 10

When everything is connected you will have a closed circuit and the digital alarm clock will turn on. Set the clock and you are free to use it for everyday use.

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    4 Discussions

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    electric guy

    2 years ago

    how long does it last?????

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    Danny121

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I am planing on doing it for a school project but I might use a calculator