Imagine 100 pounds of old potatoes lying around you, what would you do?
YouTuber Equalo aced in it with his unique idea to use them to play Doom on a graphing calculator
He spent almost a week planning out the number of potatoes he would need and in the configuration they should be wired to receive the proper number of volts and amps to play the original Doom on TI 84 Plus.
Unlike most of the fans who have spent the game to run on every possible electronic device, Equalo on the other hand tried to power the game itself using only root veggies.
It all started with taking measures of how much current he could get out of a single potato.
The Youtuber placed a piece of zinc on one end and at the other a piece of copper
After which he calculated the amount he would require to power a Raspberry Pi computer.
After sorting out everything he decided on 100 pounds of potatoes to form into a grid of over 700 slice composition.
The process took him several days as he had to boil the potatoes to them make them better conductors (increase in starch concentration)
Finally, Equalo reached over 100 milliamps and 5 volts of current he required.
But the Raspberry Pi never booted up. Instead of losing hope, the YouTuber decided to use the TI-84 graphing calculator. Why? Well, because it requires very little power to start and can also function in the rudimentary version of Doom.