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how can i use this mac g3 cd rom motor as a power generator? Answered


hi guys im not a wizz at electronics at all, but i would like to use this mac g3 cdrom motor to create electric when spun i see it has some sort of coil inside to propell it around but if i put magnets on the out side could i create power? and also were could i put wires for the out put of power? here is some picks of what i have, ps all power im trying to creat is for leds of somthing not the entire house lol cheers for your help. (SORRY THE PICS ARE POOR)

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Re-design (author)2010-11-06
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rickharris (author)2010-11-06

More than likely it is a stepper motor or at worst a DC motor - If you drive it you should get electricity out - To get max voltage out you may well need to drive it very rapidly though.

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