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⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡ KRAUT SOURCE ENERGY!!! ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡


SAUERKRAUT RECIPE + MICROBIAL FUEL CELL RECIPE + EXPLORING ANAEROBIC BACTERIA IN OUR ENVIRONMENTS

KIDS WORKSHOP HELD BY MAYA MINDER AND MIRANDA MOSS

𝕮𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖊𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖗𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖙𝖞-𝖕𝖗𝖔𝖉𝖚𝖈𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖇𝖆𝖈𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖎𝖆 = 𝖈𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝖇𝖔𝖉𝖎𝖊𝖘 = 𝖈𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖊𝖓𝖛𝖎𝖗𝖔𝖓𝖒𝖊𝖓𝖙!
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More on ENERGY HARVEST by Miranda Moss [[1]]



During exhibitions organized by Esch2022 — European Capital of Culture in collaboration with

ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe,
HEK (House of Electronic Arts)
and Ars Electronica.

Besprechung mit Miranda workshop for kids and family to create microbial fuel cells made of sauerkraut Dates 8.-9th July 22


Esch Eisenhochofen, Energie als Schwerpunkt, Innovation und Technik

City of Energy


technical rider they need


- petrishalen (they have)

- plastic tubes (they have)


Offerte schreiben / Invoice I will do fee is about 700 (hopefully)

Ablauf / List of procedure

2 varianten bringen und selber providen

mit/ohne Reisekosten und Transport


to produce a zine they love mirandas asthetics


I'm so excited thinking about doing this workshop with you! And continuing into the future with alternative energies and magic together! Thank you for reaching out to me. I think we can make something really special, but also as you say easy for ourselves.

I've written down my thoughts and a basic plan and tech rider below, let me know what you think! I have some of these things so it wouldn't be buying everything.

How many attendees do you think we should budget for?

I recommend we do the ceramic pot design, cos it generates on average about 10 times more power, which can then power the synthesizer. And the other types of MFCs I think have been woven into quite a few Ars-type and other well known bioart projects over the years, so it would be nice to do something a bit fresh :) What do you think? I think plant pots are also nice for demystifying technology because they are such a well known object, but are also secretly nano-high-tech ;p It would also be nice to try this stack idea of anode - cathode - anode etc. But then this is more work to figure out. Also needing oxygenation - in these types of chambers the scientists have a pump to oxygenate the anodic side, which uses more electricity than it produces so it's a bit tricky - but the ceramic pots just use the oxygen from being exposed to the air so that's easy for us to think of for now.

Materials (approximate estimates):

1 small ceramic pot per participant image.png Activated charcoal (2 tablespoons per participant) Graphite powder (2 teaspoons per participant) would also be super cool to try graphene! but maybe in our spare geeky time.... Bio-binder (let's play around a bit more, but could be gelatine like you used, or banana or oats I've used before, but something more stable and long lasting would be great, that dries/sets quickly! Needs to be semi-permeable too) Aluminium mesh ( enough to wrap around ceramic pot once) elastic bands for keeping mesh together ( 2-3 per participant) 1 jar / container / glass beaker / tupperware per participant (maybe 500ml to 1litre in size - ceramic pot plus a few centimeters needs to fit inside) crocodile clips non-corrosive thick wire (for anode, 5-10 cm each) something waterproof and non-conductive to plug the hole in the ceramic pot (we can do this before with hot glue and stones or wood or whatever)

Equipment: bowls and forks for mixing. Paintbrush for applying graphite. Speakers with aux cables. multimeter/s Could be super cool to have a microscope!! A couple of Ralf's circuits

(lights for exhibition!)

Substrate I think we should pre-organise a bunch of jars with different fun substrates, which could be things like:

Old Sauerkraut Some other old ferment/s (cheese making effluent?) Mud Compost / bokashi water from the bottom of a lake / river / sea / fishtank water from the mining well? poo from the animal reserve? - a way to label these.

Possible Plan: (I'm not as experienced with kids as you! So I've put the time it would take a fellow adult maker to do these things if we were focussed in pink, but things can be drawn out)

1. intro and contextualisation and welcome and latecomers (20 minutes?) 10 mins 2. making the electrodes (could split into 2 groups, 1 mashing up carbon and the other mixing graphite mixtures, nice and messy and gooey, wash hands after) (10-20 minutes) 5-10 mins 3. Assembling the cells (put on electrode paste, wrap aluminium mesh, elastic bands) ,(20-30 minutes) 10 mins leave to dry / set 4. Break while electrodes dry? (20 minutes? How long do kids need and do they need snacks and stuff?) 5. Collecting substrate / get our anaerobic environments ready (could dig for mud on the break, go on a little nature walk to find cool substrates etc. gloves and spades are good for this.) 6. put cells in substrate and test their power! ( 5-10 mins) 2-5 mins 7. Wire them up in series, connect to sound and play! 5-10 mins See how different substrates sound. Look at substrate under microscope? fun part, could go on forever lol

Let's make a folder on the mega and think of some zine ideas! And see you tomorrow at Openlab :) Sorry if I was a bit grumpy yesterday but my back was super sore. It's slowly getting better. Much much love <3