Wooden electric generator is an
educational model made by students as a part of their science project or
How can I make an electric generator?
This website provides all the
information you need in order to make and test your electric generator.
It really works!
When constructed properly, this
wooden generator can light up any low voltage/ low current lamp while the rotor
is spinning fast. For a quick demonstration you can turn the rotor by a snap of
your middle finger and thumb to show the lamp flickers. Like any other electric
generators, wooden generator converts mechanical energy to electrical energy;
so, it does not create any electricity while the rotor is not spinning.
It is safe!
The amount of electricity produced
by this model of electrical generator is safe for children. The produced voltage
is often equal to a regular flashlight battery.
Where can I buy the parts?
The parts for wooden generator are
available as a kit for one generator or as a class pack for 12 students. Some
parts such as magnet, wire, LED lamps and rotor dowels
are also sold separately.
Can I buy a wooden electric generator that is
already put together for someone else?
We assemble and test a
limited quantity of wooden electric generators for demonstration purpose. You
can find them at MiniScience online
What if my wooden generator does
As any other educational
activity you may do a mistake and make a model that does not work. See the
instructions and see what are the common mistakes. We also provide a free
inspection service for your completed model. If it is not working, you can mail
it to MiniScience for free inspection and report. We will inspect your model and
let you know what was your mistake or why it does not work by phone or via
email. If you want us to return your model after inspection, please include a
$10 money order and your return address in the package.
Try it as a Science Project
You may try the wooden
generator project as your science project. A wooden generator can be a
successful project in any science fair. Two of the questions you can use for the
purpose of your project are:
In both cases you will also
multimeter to measure the output voltage of your generator. To test your
generator with different speeds of rotor, you may use a multi-speed drill (Table
top drill or portable corded drill).