Spirit Battery Drain Experiment
The Goal of the Spirit Battery Drain Experiment:
We often hear that spirits drain batteries so for this episode we built a test based on ideas from Billy Tolley of Ghost Adventures.
The Spirit Battery Drain Experiment is a way to monitor batteries power drain over time in multiple types of batteries along with surrounding energy levels.
How the experiment works:
Each battery monitor was set up with a different battery type (alkaline, lithium, nicad) enabling observations such as if one kind of battery was affected more than another to be visualized.
Each battery meter was set up with a different color LED display which aides with quick differentiation between the battery tests.
The bright light in the center under voltage is an indication of the surrounding energy levels.
How the Battery Test Experiment was constructed:
Including construction, printing, programming and assembly the build took close to 65 hours to complete.
For the shell of this build we used some durable pre-built cases. To simulate the electronic load of a camcorder we created a small microprocessor.
We added a small antenna and an energy sensor so the display could provide a visual indication if a nearby energy field was detected.
Flip switches were added to control device power and ITC mode.
The batteries are mounted on the face plate for easy access.
The face plate was laser etched and supports for the battery meters were 3D printed.
Quick video from Ghost Adventures of Billy Tolley and Zak Bagans going over use of the Spirit Battery Drain devices:
Further information on the Ghost Adventures Season 11 / Episode 07
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