Build an alternating current generator using an open ended cardboard box, copper wire, a nail and strong magnets. Insert a nail through the box, attach the magnets to it and wrap the box with 200 feet of 30-gauge copper ... More »

To build a generator, create a coil using a nail, two cardboard disks, some insulating tape and a lot of copper wire wound about the nail. Connect the ends of the wire to a light bulb, and attach a magnet to a hand drill... More »

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To make a wind power generator on your own, use bamboo or plumbing pipes for the blades and a 2-by-4 and a metal sheet for the wind tail. Affix the blades to a pulley with teeth and the motor to the wind tail. Attach the... More »

To build a generator, create a coil using a nail, two cardboard disks, some insulating tape and a lot of copper wire wound about the nail. Connect the ends of the wire to a light bulb, and attach a magnet to a hand drill... More »

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Building a magnetic generator involves inserting a nail through the centers of two cardboard circles so the circles are 1.5 inches apart, insulating the nail between the circles, winding an insulated copper wire on the i... More »

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Windmill generators work by capturing the kinetic energy of blowing air and converting it to electric energy using copper coils and magnets. The wind pushes the wind turbine blades, which turn an axle. The axle, usually ... More »

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An electric motor works by using magnets along with coils of wire to transfer electric energy into kinetic energy. The coil is positioned between two magnetic poles; when current passes through the coil, it experiences f... More »