A Bright Idea

Coke BikeThis is a prototype for an electric generator to provide light. It is designed to turn benzoylmethylecgonine (cocaine) into electrical power using humans as a conduit. Its is a Rube Goldberg type machine where the input is a serotonin–norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor (SNDRI) which is then processed by a human body and converted into energy. This energy is then applied to a crankset which transfers the energy into rotations of an induction motor. This generates 12 volts of power that passes through and DC to AC inverter converting it to alternating current. This AC current powers a fluorescent work light that enables the process to be repeated.

(If you have high blood pressure, suffering from heart disease, or not in good health, consult doctor before use)

 

“A Bright Idea” is a part of a series of projects called drug machines. This is was exhibitied at Ditch Projects together with Jen Delos Reyes and Sara Rabinowitz  in September/October 2011.

 
People: Jon Cohrs
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