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This instructable goes over how to create a generator to power lights, charge a battery or capacitor, etc. with kinetic energy.

Parts:
Stepper Motor (with 4 cables)
8 diodes
breadboard
a load to charge or power
 
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Step 1: Create a bridge rectifier using 8 diodes in a diamond formation

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Step 2: Bridge Rectifier Breadboard

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Step 3: Another view of the breadboard with everything plugged in

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Here is a project that I created using this circuit:

Circuit Board (A board that lights up using the kinetic energy of the spinning wheel)
nerd74735 months ago

how do I do this with a prototyping breadboard?

nerd7473 nerd74735 months ago

not the solderless

chadeau1 year ago
Just what the Doc ordered-do you have specs on diode and capacitors? Thanks...
Pointy1 year ago
Thanks, I've been meaning to get a windgenerator project going sometime in the future. I have some leftover steppers left. *added to favorites*