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  1. Guest

    i would like to know something more about generators. i know they
    convert mechanical E to electrical E, but i would like to built one.
    simple of course.
    can someone help?
  2. I don't know if you tried Google, but I'd start there. Home made generator
    .... generator experiments ... make your own electricity ... build a simple
    generator ...

    For an experiment, you could use ceramic magnets, coils, and LEDs to just
    "play" with the concept. You could even hot glue the ceramic magnets to a
    dowel rod and chuck that assembly in an electric drill to make a moving
    magnetic field to induce electrical energy into some fixed coils. Lots of
    stuff to try here, if you just want to play. Have fun.
  3. Tim Duke

    Tim Duke Guest

    i would like to know something more about generators. i know they
    Yep, I can help....

    1. Beg or steal a small DC motor.
    2. Stick a voltmeter on its terminals.
    3. Spin the motor

    Simple eh ? Google how to make a DC motor if you want to build your own.

  4. Here is a site that I check in on occasionally just for grins:
    These guys have built several wind generators from bare bones parts. Of
    course you don't necessarily have to turn the thing with a prop . . . .

    One of my favorite pages on the site is the story about the hamster
    powered alternator:
    Go Skippy! Go! ;-)

  5. Guest

    thanks guys
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