Posts about batteries

Raymond Gaston Planté

Lightning Under the Hood, Part 2 – The Battery Revolution

Did you miss Part One – Riker’s Race? Check it out before you read today’s post. Every battery has the same basic components: the anode (negative electrode); the cathode (positive electrode); and the electrolyte. There’s also a separator, which ... Read More  

Riker Electric Trap

Lightning Under the Hood, Part 1 – Riker’s Race

It’s September 7, 1896, at Narragansett Park in Rhode Island. The first car race ever held on a track in North America is about to begin.  These newfangled horseless carriages are the biggest draw of the State Fair, and ... Read More