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The Instructable will show you how to make a very simple electric generator that can light up an LED when you shake it back and forth. It's a simple ...
Materials for the lights: Film canisters. You may have to explain to younger makers what film is. ;) Magnets. The more powerful the magnets...
Cut rings out of the cardboard to hold the copper wire in place: draw circles on the cardboard roughly 3"-4" in diameter, then use the canisters to tr...
Now comes the tedious part: start winding the wire around the canister between the rings. When you start leave at least a foot of lead that you will ...
Drop the magnets into the canister. We used two magnets for each canister because that made them wide enough to keep them from rotating or rolling in...
Tape each end of the wire leads to the LEDs. Since the generator will create alternating current it doesn't matter how you attach the wires to the LE...
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