Anaerobic respiration in the bacteria produces outside of the cells many molecules of hydrogen (H+) which could be transformed into electricity using a little hydrogen fuel cell. This process was applied in a small toy car that used hydrogen from bacteria by adapting the MFC.
Electricity is stored in a small chemical battery to sustain with electricity a low power (1.8 – 3.0v) microcontroller. A human stimulus switches the microcontroller on/off and a sound algorithm begins functioning. At this point Biolectronic? begins to sense the algae electricity production in real time translating this data into a frequency and rhythm using a speaker as output. A faint sound is generated: a pulsation. This project version 1 was created using 3d-printing, the design was modelled by Duck Choi.
Queensland University Noosa. Australia, 2013
Alga-e. Microobjeto interactivo
Plataforma Bogotá. 2012
Festival Urbano Fu