Collin's Lab: History of the Battery @adafruit #adafruit

  • Опубликовано: 17 окт 2016
  • Join Collin as he goes hands-on with the evolution of the battery - from building a simple voltaic pile to the inner layers of a lithium ion cell.
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Комментарии • 119

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe 5 дней назад

    where are U senpai I need you

  • wit engineer
    wit engineer Месяц назад

    Have you ever heard of the "cylinders of the pharaoh"? It is ancient Egyptian electrical technology made from copper and zinc cylinders filled with quartz crystal when held produce up to 1.5 volt sold on amazon and etsy for only 29.99

  • Xerkies
    Xerkies 2 месяца назад

    Can you explain why they explode when heated up to much?

  • Teslafan
    Teslafan 2 месяца назад

    You are a genius. You make so many useful and enjoying electronics videos. I always feel pleasure watching all of your videos over and over again.

  • king kurdi
    king kurdi 4 месяца назад

    First battery was in Baghdad

    • harshbarj
      harshbarj 3 месяца назад

      Perhaps, but as of today, we just don't know. It may have served a purpose completely different from a battery and we just see the similarities and make the connection.

  • Tanya '
    Tanya ' 10 месяцев назад

    Now i can present in peace 💀

  • life1 system
    life1 system 11 месяцев назад

    hhhhhh good won end

  • ology98054
    ology98054 11 месяцев назад

    here collin looks like a younger, brown-haired adam savage...

  • Vishal Taneja
    Vishal Taneja Год назад

    If anything major changes i'll let you know....

  • D Hawthorne
    D Hawthorne Год назад

    I just found this, I am SO HAPPY to see you still making videos.
    Your old Circuit Skills videos are what got me started on making and repairing my own electronics.

  • Darrell Gross
    Darrell Gross Год назад

  • Darrell Gross
    Darrell Gross Год назад

    Collin' sorry errr on your part it was the bagdad battery

  • Bouaziz Rachid
    Bouaziz Rachid Год назад

    Did you take part in Men in Black 4?, I would if i was you, thanks yor the good work

  • jason spence
    jason spence Год назад

    Will u do a video on relays?

  • tyskstil
    tyskstil Год назад

    Hi Collin. Can you do a video about cleaning flux off of PCBs after soldering, and different solder/flux types? I'm concerned about long term durability and corrosion on my DIY electronic projects. Should I clean both sides of the PCB or just the sodder side? What about components whose underside and pins are not reachable on the component side, how would I clean flux from there? etc.

  • GoodISnipr
    GoodISnipr Год назад

    Why didn't you talk about the uses of Nickel, Cadmium, and Metal Hydride?
    Batteries from the early 80's lasted until the mid 90's for me in a couple flashlights.

  • Carlos Cervantes
    Carlos Cervantes Год назад

    Video on solid state batteries?

  • Professor Sir
    Professor Sir Год назад

    he need his own channel..he is just awsmm!

  • prohri uhri
    prohri uhri Год назад

    who fuse collin with vertasium??

  • John McCulloch
    John McCulloch Год назад

    Collin do you have a recommended sequence for an electronics newbie viewing your labs?

  • Tabi Peppermint
    Tabi Peppermint Год назад

    Yes... Lipos are flexible... try bending one.

  • TAK Ism.
    TAK Ism. Год назад

    Baghdad Battery was the first man .

  • hamse iggeh
    hamse iggeh Год назад

    hello thank you very much for this owesom video...........i have a question 1}what exactly voltage is? and how can we use the idea of voltage to make batteries and other esuful things and thankz

  • Shehan Jayasinghe
    Shehan Jayasinghe 2 года назад

    Collin, please see this post! I have a question for you,
    from what I understand, modern electrical generators convert mechanical energy
    to electrical energy through the use of powerful magnets moving around some wrapped
    wire, almost like a motor.. However, I saw this one RUclip video that showed
    that in order to create powerful magnets from scratch one needs to place a
    piece of magnetizable metal in front of a strong electric field. If this is the
    case, how did they create first electric generator? Please, help me understand
    this sorcery.

    • Jeffrey Phillips Freeman
      Jeffrey Phillips Freeman Год назад

      Thats easy, generators arent the only way to produce electricity, chemical batteries also produce electricity. All you need to create a magnet is electricity running through some wound wire. So this was used to create the first man made magnets before any magnet based generators existed.

  • fernando jasso
    fernando jasso 2 года назад

    nice phone mr collin, thumb up

  • Sang Nguyen
    Sang Nguyen 2 года назад +1

    please turn off the music. We are not here to listen the music

  • MostElectronics
    MostElectronics 2 года назад +1

    So happy he is back!! Thanks Adafruit!

  • Waves of intelligence
    Waves of intelligence 2 года назад +1

    Could someone please tell me the name of the background music in this video?

  • Joseph Dawson
    Joseph Dawson 2 года назад

    More Colin!

  • Sulli11
    Sulli11 2 года назад

    50 cells make 35 volts, Three of these 50 cell stacks should put out 105 volts, Five 50 cell stacks should be the size of a car battery when adjusted for a container. Five 50 cell stacks puts out a whopping 175 volts all without including the decimal values. This is only if the first cell shown has 0.092 extra volts than the 9 cell stack permanently. If these cells last the same as others, each one has 6 and a half days or 156 hours when kept wet. Since no-one has posted what a battery looks like when it is dead I will assume that the cells are still good and if you keep adding saltwater to them, they should increase in time. Please save me if I'm wrong, these batteries seem very useful...

  • Niroop Sriram
    Niroop Sriram 2 года назад

    Simply Superb demonstration ...

  • Cyberplayer5
    Cyberplayer5 2 года назад

    Hey Collin do a video on fuel cells,thanks!

  • chris s
    chris s 2 года назад

    so when using the voltaic stack to turn on the LED is it possible to "charge" the zinc and copper by rubbing with a towel to create static electricity?

  • James Luck
    James Luck 2 года назад

    Is he the one from mame

  • Zaid Hussain
    Zaid Hussain 2 года назад

    That is nice, very informative video , let us know about any update , thank you for sharing

  • Toughnut
    Toughnut 2 года назад

    Does anyone remember hearing a few years ago about a new battery that was like a brick and it used sand? Whatever happened to that?

  • Toughnut
    Toughnut 2 года назад

    Can you describe copper and zinc were chosen for anode and cathode? What makes their properties special for this use. What is an electrolyte? Why is salt water good for that?

  • Казах Казахстанец
    Казах Казахстанец 2 года назад

    Hey! Historians, but what about Baghdad,, batteries,, found during excavations in Iraq in 1936? And by the way these batteries (even with the lamps) are painted on the walls of the pyramids in Egypt. Do normal viderolik not mislead people about history.

  • Dan Keister
    Dan Keister 2 года назад

    Awesome videos. Got me learning about Arduino and all sorts of things. Even built a robot. Keep making electronics cool.

  • david galeski
    david galeski 2 года назад

    thank you

  • Mathieu Clement
    Mathieu Clement 2 года назад

    Fun fact: in French, batteries such as those found in most watches or toys are called "pile(s)" in reference to Volta's invention. "Piles" mostly defines the form factor of those batteries.

  • paolo garrasi
    paolo garrasi 2 года назад

    we want more of this video

  • Charles Randal
    Charles Randal 2 года назад

    Mr. CollinIt would be intriguing if you discussed punched card programming.

  • The Garden of Eatin
    The Garden of Eatin 2 года назад +4

    This is how ALL school should be taught. Clear, concise, unambiguous, and accurate. I never got to build a battery in school. Kids should build batteries in school.

  • Dow Row
    Dow Row 2 года назад

    I always thought that battery was /bætəri/

  • twistedyogert
    twistedyogert 2 года назад

    could air be an electrolyte?

    • twistedyogert
      twistedyogert 2 года назад +1

      +James Luck cold fusion?

    • James Luck
      James Luck 2 года назад

      twistedyogert wait skip what I've said. you can make a reactor with just zinc and hydrogen. but it produces heat and would produce energy threw steam.

    • James Luck
      James Luck 2 года назад

      twistedyogert I would say yes and no, it can keep a capacitance. although the make up of the air we breath and many gasses that could be used, doesn't carry a charge or can really help to produce one. although it would be cool to test, and I don't think anyone truly has.

  • The Horned One
    The Horned One 2 года назад

    OMG I watched Collins lab years ago on MAKE and was so sad when he disappeared. BUT I JUST FOUND HIM AGAIN

  • isotürk
    isotürk 2 года назад

    Very nice presentation. If I would have had a TV channel, certainly I'd broadcast these videos daily on the channel. And so Mr Collin you'd have to work more than ever to prepare daily videos like this. :)) Thanks.

  • BSP Embed
    BSP Embed 2 года назад

    Very Nice.. Love to see Collin's Lab..

  • Eyad ghalyoun
    Eyad ghalyoun 2 года назад

    great job

  • MixZ
    MixZ 2 года назад

    thanks for supplying great parts for great prices.

  • Yasinx63
    Yasinx63 2 года назад

    Colin + Beard = Awesomeness!!!

  • Vedant Wankhede
    Vedant Wankhede 2 года назад

    sir...please do video on SMPS..
    (in The Collin Cunningham style)

  • Scott .T
    Scott .T 2 года назад

    Everyone likes he's back

  • Nigel Cooper
    Nigel Cooper 2 года назад

    Colin? my name is Will and you inspired me to love electronics through your videos. you are my hero. thanks for everything. p.s I would really love to meet you

  • Kidd Noza
    Kidd Noza 2 года назад

    YAaatyt I love Colin's videos : ))))

  • Ella Blun
    Ella Blun 2 года назад

    hot nerd

  • ProGamer code
    ProGamer code 2 года назад

    Neat-0 thanks for the info. I solder like a beast because of you dude.

  • henning hund
    henning hund 2 года назад

    collins lab intro music extended please...:D

  • Eric Petersen
    Eric Petersen 2 года назад

    Very nice! Though I would have liked at least a mention of Egyptians using batteries to electroplate objects.

  • Dazdigo
    Dazdigo 2 года назад

    No LiFePo4 battery cameo?

  • William Smith
    William Smith 2 года назад

    Why don't you do weekly uploads? Or every other week?

  • Rizon1985
    Rizon1985 2 года назад

    I feel a mention of the "Baghdad" battery should have been made. We're not sure it was used to provide electricity or what purpose it was used for if it did. But occam's razor says it was a battery. The construction is a battery and if they filled it with any electrolyte it would give a current.
    It's not abnormal we can't find what is was used for. Almost overnight the Roman, Sassanian, Gupta and Harsha empire fell into ruins leaving almost the whole world busy with surviving instead of inventing.

    • harshbarj
      harshbarj 3 месяца назад

      "But occam's razor says it was a battery." Actually it doesn't. The two main ideas are it was either a battery, or it was used to store scrolls. In this case, occam's razor would suggest scroll storage is more likely as it fits with what was known at the time. The battery idea would require a lot more assumptions to be made, thus violating occam's razor.

  • Russell Barth
    Russell Barth 2 года назад


  • Dragon Skunk Studio
    Dragon Skunk Studio 2 года назад

    - It's got electrolytes!
    - What are electrolytes? Do even know?
    - It's what they use to make Brawndo!

  • Noodles McPastaMan
    Noodles McPastaMan 2 года назад

    Lithium Ion batteries are also really good for burning holes in carpet and filling a house with smoke.

    • Noodles McPastaMan
      Noodles McPastaMan 2 года назад

      in my experience, when accidentally punctured by a metallic object, this occurs.

    • James Luck
      James Luck 2 года назад

      Avery l true, although only when mistreated

  • edgeeffect
    edgeeffect 2 года назад

    I've missed Collin's Lab.... it'd be great to see more. Or anything with Collin Cunningham in to be honest... Psuedorandom was Ace!

  • FoneBone27
    FoneBone27 2 года назад

    love this man... love the way he explane things

  • Controversy Owl
    Controversy Owl 2 года назад +3

    'For instance, look at the small battery from this Note 7. It is made from a li... AHHHH, FUCC🔥KKKK!!!!!!!!' 🔥 🔥🔥
    🔥 🔥

  • Geneticus0
    Geneticus0 2 года назад

    Did I blink, or did you skip NiCd?

  • Perspectologist
    Perspectologist 2 года назад

    I am very glad to see a Colin's Lab video again. I have really missed this kind of content.

  • Gas Omgiloglou
    Gas Omgiloglou 2 года назад

  • Haim Bilia
    Haim Bilia 2 года назад

    Love this guy

  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins 2 года назад

    :-) Cool sound track too.

  • Mr.Kristian252
    Mr.Kristian252 2 года назад

    5:51 I can't find this song :(

  • SnickleFritzMcJame
    SnickleFritzMcJame 2 года назад +1

    Finally! Why did this show ever go away??

  • Thiago Ikeda
    Thiago Ikeda 2 года назад

    i missed this guy

  • SecularMentat
    SecularMentat 2 года назад

    I love this kind of thing, history of science is amazing. I'm particular to the history of chemistry so this was particularly fun.

  • Jim Kirk
    Jim Kirk 2 года назад

    Always enjoy your videos

  • GlassCurtain
    GlassCurtain 2 года назад

    Great episode, Collin! In the drone racing industry we're starting to see Graphene Li-Po's. Is Graphene just a new electrolyte?

    • Dosbomber
      Dosbomber 2 года назад
      Sounds like a new form of the anode. A stable layer of carbon one atom thick. Pretty neat tech.

  • NanoBotAstronaut
    NanoBotAstronaut 2 года назад

    Always clear, concise and informative. Keep up the good content, Collin!

  • AB CV
    AB CV 2 года назад +24

    The Collin's Lab should be made into a weekly show.
    Very informative!

  • ugamba56
    ugamba56 2 года назад

    just what the doctor ordered. Thanks Collin

  • aser sera
    aser sera 2 года назад

    ('o') power outlet

  • Mathieu Riesling
    Mathieu Riesling 2 года назад +3

    A rear Collin has appeared, you'll need a master ball for this one. He is skilled at hiding.

  • Simon  Hopkins
    Simon Hopkins 2 года назад

    More on the origins of electricity would be great.

  • redcinos
    redcinos 2 года назад

    finally, I've been waiting for Callin to be back!!!.

  • Nathanael Newton
    Nathanael Newton 2 года назад +32

    This is probably the best concise history of batteries I've seen on youtube.

  • Tigrou7777
    Tigrou7777 2 года назад +19

    Samsung should watch this video

    • Dosbomber
      Dosbomber 2 года назад

      +David Boucard
      What I'd heard had been dumbed down to "they squeezed it too much".. which fits in perfectly with what you're saying, albeit to a less technically sophisticated audience.

    • David Boucard
      David Boucard 2 года назад

      If I understand it correctly, the Samsung Note's problems come from the fact that they packed battery so tight that it punctures, creating a short directly between the anode and the cathode, which in turn generates lots of heat and easily burns the flammable electrolyte.

    • Dosbomber
      Dosbomber 2 года назад

      I was hoping for a brief "what can go wrong" segment.

  • Alexander Zakusilov
    Alexander Zakusilov 2 года назад

    Collin's lab video! Nice.
    In my opinion, it's a very nice way to learn how something works,
    by learning about how it was invented, and its evolution.
    There is also nice documentary from BBC - Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity,
    about history of (people discovering) electricity in general.

  • Joshua Casper
    Joshua Casper 2 года назад +6

    Don't forget the Baghdad Battery :)

  • Joshua Casper
    Joshua Casper 2 года назад +44

    AWESOME!! Collin's Lab is Back!!!!

    • Stormycat Blues
      Stormycat Blues 2 года назад +3

      Joshua Casper yes! I hope they keep 'em coming! Great stuff :)

  • Khaled Chaaban
    Khaled Chaaban 2 года назад

    Can somebody give me a link to Collins social media or something like that

    ÆMEROX 2 года назад +2

    Finally a video I've been waiting for!

  • Grid21
    Grid21 2 года назад +32

    I wish you would make more of these videos more often! It's really the main reason why I follow this channel. :D I learn a lot from Collin's Lab and I'd like to see more soon!

  • Xaeravoq
    Xaeravoq 2 года назад +2

    what about the baghdad battery?

    • M Oculus
      M Oculus 2 года назад

      I thought so too. The wiki even mentions in passing modern day experiments that test the story, but nothing verified. A person today should easily be able to test the claim using objects in their house. Find a clay jar, a metal rod, a metal tube, and some grape juice. Essentially that's the Parthian 'battery'. If there were any truth to the claim, it could be easily verified. But sadly no. The wiki casts further doubt that this find had anything to do with electroplating or could even produce any measurable voltaic charge. Doesn't seem plausible.