Mechanic Sets Up an Algae Panel Contraption to Make Food

The organisms trapped between the panels turn light into food.

Do algae make you think of the green waste left on a neglected fish tank or a smelly pond? Well, think again because these plants have many applications from the production of fuel to the engineering of buildings.

In this video, YouTuber Cody's Lab builds an algae panel to make food. He describes the outcome as a mixture of grass and walnuts and explains that it is very healthy as it is full of chlorophyll. 

It's also quite green which taints his teeth. Cody is amazed by the organism's ability to take light, carbon dioxide, minerals, and water and produce food. We must agree that nature really does have many wonders but it takes some pretty smart engineering and some advanced innovation to take advantage of these processes.

How does Cody build his algae panel? How long does it take and what parts are required to engineer it? How much sunlight and water is required for the processes to function properly? What else can the panels be used for except for food production? Why does Cody say he will create a bunch more? This video answers all these questions and more.

Follow Us on

Stay on top of the latest engineering news

Just enter your email and we’ll take care of the rest:

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.