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Experimental generator

by migpics, published

Experimental generator by migpics May 5, 2010

Description

This is a simple design for an experimental generator that you could attach to a propeller or turn wheel to generate electricity.
I've been trying to find a cost effective way of making small wind generators or water generators. There are kits out there for 20 to 30 bucks but I think this could be done a lot cheaper with a maker bot.

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I've tested this and it is known to work well. thingiverse.com/thing:55321
Aaaah that sucks! I guess that's why It's experimental! Thanks for the tip.
I actually have a round magnet from a pump that has the polarization radially so maybe I could try that.
Thanks for the tip!
Migpics
If the magnets you intend are the same as the ones I bought, they will probably not do much.
They are polarized from face to face, not radially, and thus spinning them on an axle in the hole does not create a magnetic flux.
Neat idea though.

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Instructions

The winder file is where you would wind magnet wire about 60 times. You do this on all four sides. The box allows you to slide in the winder sections and it would house radio shack magnets with holes in them on a spindle. When you turn the magnets it hopefully generates a current.
I haven't tested it since I don't have a maker bot.
I've tested this and it is known to work well. thingiverse.com/thing:55321
If the magnets you intend are the same as the ones I bought, they will probably not do much.
They are polarized from face to face, not radially, and thus spinning them on an axle in the hole does not create a magnetic flux.
Neat idea though.
Aaaah that sucks! I guess that's why It's experimental! Thanks for the tip.
I actually have a round magnet from a pump that has the polarization radially so maybe I could try that.
Thanks for the tip!
Migpics
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