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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

Step 1: Create a bridge rectifier using 8 diodes in a diamond formation

Picture of Create a bridge rectifier using 8 diodes in a diamond formation
 
chadeau2 years ago
Just what the Doc ordered-do you have specs on diode and capacitors? Thanks...
RedstoneM chadeau2 months ago

1N4007 is great

nerd74731 year ago

how do I do this with a prototyping breadboard?

not the solderless

Simply solder it? (solderless ones are better from my opinion)

Pointy2 years 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*