Under most circumstances, the combination of trees and fire would be the stuff nightmares are made of—or dreams, for the pyromaniacs among us. But in eight days, the brilliant minds behind BioLite are going to be harnessing the power of fire with a giant, custom-built CampStove a full 200 times larger than its commercial counterpart, all to light up one glorious Christmas tree.
For the uninitiated, BioLite originally sold wood-burning home stoves that doubled as self-powered gadget chargers—for developing countries only. Now, though, the company produces a line of camping units that are far more portable and still manage to charge your gadgets on wood-burning power alone. And it's this version that's being blown up to epic proportions in Brooklyn's DUMBO district, all for the sake of science.