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I have set myself a challenge of running a pocket radio on the power from one candle alone. I think it is possible but have found no patents or other attempts on the internet. I wondered if it might be suitable for an instructable competition.

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-01-26

slightly impossible, just use a solar panel

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-01-25

I think there was a project in make magazine that sounds like what you are doing. They made a Seebeck Generator to take the heat from a candle and turn it into electricity.

http://www.makezine.com/15/seebeck/

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T0BY (author)Gjdj32009-01-26

Thankyou, that's pretty much what I had in mind, but I might water cool mine. Very helpful.

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Gjdj3 (author)T0BY2009-01-26
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bumpus (author)2009-01-25

A candle? Why not a rock, or marble?

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Cew27 (author)bumpus2009-01-26

or dogs breath. better yet make it run on a biscuit

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Tool Using Animal (author)2009-01-25

Thermocouples, lots of thermocouples.

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