TV PICKS: “BrainStormers” follows three Colorado-based backyard geniuses – a father, son and his friend – who are on a quest to build and test inventions that fight bad weather and harness its power for everyday use – and do it on a budget. From their homegrown workshop, these lovable rascals tackle weather issues from across the country, sometimes starting from scratch and sometimes helping other backyard inventors improve their projects. Every build is filled with challenges, from a creating a homemade mosquito trap or solar water heater to fixing a nearby town’s wind generator, and the road to success is filled with setbacks, revelations and a lot of fun.
Tune into the premiere of The Weather Channel’s newest original series, “BrainStormers” with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
In every episode, Poppy (father), Ryan (son), and Bill (friend) test their ingenuity and tackle weather issues by leveraging brainpower with Mother Nature’s power to repurpose what some might consider junk to invent creative solutions on the cheap.
Every build is always filled with challenges, from creating a homemade mosquito trap or solar water heater to fixing a nearby town’s wind generator, and the road to success is filled with setbacks, revelations and a lot of fun.
9:00 p.m. ET episode (Premiere): Hay Bus and Honey Extractor In the premiere episode, Bill, Ryan and Poppy take a friend’s homemade hay hauling bus for some upgrades before the weather changes. The team also tackles an un-bee-lievable motorized honey extractor challenge using a washing machine. Meanwhile, Poppy still has creative energy to expend and transforms a propane tank to hide his favorite things in plain sight.
10:00 p.m. ET episode: Turbine Rehab & Bucket AC In its second premiere hour, the guys head deep into the woods to help a friend rehab his wind turbine that has been trashed by a storm. How will they fix the turbine on a budget? The BrainStormers also make time for Barbie, a housewife in Arizona who can’t take the high temperatures in her kitchen. They put their brains together to create a portable and inexpensive evaporative cooling system.