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We actually get our rods from old wire shelves and old CD case holders.Thrift stores are full of them! A screwdriver is a good idea too!
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No, the generator is the power supply. you could maybe use diodes to create a diode bridge to output a straight DC signal.
I guess with more windings, thicker wire, a more powerful magnet, and faster/ more powerful spin, you might be able to make something useful but there really are much better ways. I don't know much about the AC side of things though, I am sure getting your generator to put out the 60 hertz and everything else would require more technical components.
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