Between steam locomotives and oldtimers, more than 5000 visitors came between 24-26.6.2022 to the Munich transport museum Verkehrszentrum for the FORSCHA, the large knowledge and experience festival in Munich. e-conversion was once again part as an exhibitor. Our cluster presented a booth full of hands-on experiments, a workshop on sustainable power production and a lecture on energy materials. Prof. Frank Ortmann from e-conversion did an excellent job on presenting the complicated sounding topic of “simulation of electronic processes in organic energy materials” in an exciting and easily understandable way. The success was also evident from the numerous questions and the extensive discussion that followed.
Energetic lemons and bananas
In the workshop of the two e-conversion doctoral students Moritz Feil and Thomas Maier, the visitors became active themselves. Using lemons, crocodile clips and with a little skill, they generated sustainable electricity with the help of a lemon battery. Fruit also played a major role at the e-conversion booth. For example, the visitors were particularly taken with one of the many hands-on experiments: the banana piano. Full of fascination, children and adults played up and down the scale. A light finger pressure on one of the bananas is enough and a tone sounds over the connected computer. How exactly does it work? More information here: https://tueftelakademie.de/fuer-kinder/makey-makey-bananen-klavier/
See you soon!
Curious? Then see you at the FORSCHA next year. Or drop by our booth at the Open House of the Research Neutron Source (FRMII) of TUM in Garching on October 3, 2022: https://www.frm2.tum.de/en/frm2/news-media/events/open-day-2022/
Listen to the podcast episode by kids reporter Emilia who joint the e-conversion lemons energy workshop at the FORSCHA 2022. Her short report was produced for “Kurzwelle – Das Kindermagazin von Radio Feierwerk”.