What is the easiest way generate AC from a natural source, and then transform it into DC? Answered
I have a school project where I have to generate AC, it can be a small amount, using wind or whatever; and then I have to turn it into DC.
To be honest I'm a bit lost, I've read you can do it with an alternator, but I couldn't find one in my local electronic store. I've also read that with two magnets and a square shaped wire, but I don't know how plausible it is to do it this way.
Any help is welcome, also if you could help me with how it should be connected would be great.