DropTableAdventures - Adventures From The Workbench: The Glowing Potato Peeler - DIY Nernst Lamp


Season Identifier S03E13
Original Filename nernst.mov
Date Filmed 2021-09-24
Date Uploaded 2021-09-26 08:00:11 UTC
Date Released 2021-09-27 07:58:42 UTC
Location(s) Richmond, VIC
Notable Equipment a glowing bit of ceramic
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8, Pixel 4 XL
Software Used Final Cut Pro, mCallouts
Subscribers when released     180


This one was the start of a new series “Adventures from the Workbench” - by calling it an “adventure”, it totally doesn’t depart with the name of the channel, right?

This one made Hackaday, gaining it a lot of views (but not as many subscribers as I thought I’d get).

There’s some more footage of some future attempts I have to make a second video about at some point…



Update: I’ve ordered some additional stuff to try a few more experiments and there will be a follow-up video coming. Subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Ever heard of a Nernst lamp? It’s an incandescent globe that uses a ceramic filament. But isn’t that an insulator? How does it conduct electricity? How can you make one yourself with a potato peeler? How well will it work?

Watch, and find out…