I go very often to cycle in the nature where is no electricity, and during a long bike tour my phone usually discharges. These smartphones have a large capacity but its consumption is big too. I made a few weeks ago another bike turbine for the Bicycle Contest, but I think I can make a better one. So created an all in one wind turbine power bank.
I like to combine cycling with electronics (these are my favorite hobbies) so that's why I create so much bike gadgets now for the Bike Contest.
This project requires basic soldering experience and some patience.
The price of a device like this is very high on the eBay, 112 bucks!!! Click here if you want to see. OK, my one can't light and isn't so smart but this price on the eBay is ultrahigh.
The gadget was made from scrap parts and from very cheap circuit parts. Now go gather materials!
• Soldering Iron
• Glue Gun
• Wire Stripper and Cutter
• Electrical Tape
• an old CPU fan
• toroidal inductor
• 2N2222 or 2N3904 or BC547 transistor
• 5v step-up module, (boought on eBay)
• germanioum diodes (5 pieces)
• a small perfboard
• an old phone battery or a 18650 cell
• and a small switch
• bike support element
And that's all. The fan generates AC current that we'll convert to dc current to charge up the battery via a Joule Thief circuit.The Joule Thief gives enough voltage boost for the build in Lithium ion battery. I don't use a charger circuit, because this current isn't enough to damage the battery.