Wooden Generator


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Wooden Electric Generator

  Wooden electric generator is an educational model made by students as a part of their science project or technology project.

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 store.

What if my wooden generator does not work?

  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:

  • How does the speed of turning rotor affect the production of electricity (Voltage)?

  • How does the number of wire loops in the coil affect the production of electricity (Voltage)?

  In both cases you will also need a 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).

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