Wednesday, June 06, 2007

battery. eater.

Every now and then (okay, at least twice a day) some random weird thing that I have no need for catches my eye and makes me want to buy it, and today's winner is the Battery Eater. It's a little gizmo you put almost-used battery in and its eyes light up until it sucks the last bit of juice out of them. Would I ever actually use this? Prolly not. But I still want it.


Blogger Oniony said...

I can't help but think that the capacitor is there purely to serve as nose.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The capacitor is there for a purpose. Enlarge the image and note the dark lines which are the electrical tracks interconnecting the components mounted on the green circuit board - including the capacitor. The tracks centre on the dark blob just above the capacitor. This is known as a COB (circuit on board) and is the brains of the device. It and the other elements of the circuit are required to achieve the magic of powering 2 flashing LEDs from a single 1.5v battery, nearing the end of its life, when 2 fresh batteries are normally required.

There is probably an old Chinese proverb which advocates learning before thinking!

7:28 PM  

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