Generator "Wheel Form"




About: HMN41 Creations

Hello everyone, here I will present for you a creative idea of generating electricity by using a wheel. Briefly, in this project I mix between the past and the present by merging the old wooden form of a wheel with the modern generating system which mainly based on the renewable resources of the nature like wind and water(winter).

The basic element in my project is the wooden wheel that causes the rotational motion of the dynamo and generates electricity, and here we deduce the importance of the circular shape of the wheel in a totally different from what we know that it is used for transportation in cars,bicycle....

So, many things in our life have different uses that can be useful for us.


  • sticks of wood
  • wooden rods
  • dynamo
  • lamp
  • wire
  • faucet

  • plastic paper
  • rubber rings


  • drill
  • hole saw bit 2''=51mm
  • glue gun
  • marker
  • electric scotch
  • spray

Step 1: Tools

Step 2: Initial Design of the Wheel

Step 3: Saw the Center of the Wheel

Using a drill saw 2 wooden circles of daimeter 2"

Step 4: Glue the Two Circles

Step 5: Add the Wooden Sticks

Glue the sticks to the circular center, by adding 8 sticks in each side and each pair is


Step 6: Add the Terminals

add each terminal of a stick to it's parallel terminal in the other side.

Step 7: Connect the Diagonals of the Wheel

add another stick between each consecutive diagonals.

Step 8: Paint the Wheel

using a spray paint the wheel in the color that you want.

Step 9: Wooden Wheel !!

Step 10: Set Up the Dynamo

put the dynamo in the center of the wheel.

Step 11: Add Rubber Rings

add rubber rings to prevent access of dust or wires to the dynamo rod.

Step 12: Cut the Plastic Paper

Cut the plastic papers of size 20/16 cm.

Step 13: Add the Plastic Papers to the Wheel

add a plastic paper on each of the 8 rods.

Step 14: Stand for the Generating System

Step 15: Fix the Generator

band the dynamo with the stand.

Step 16: Wiring

wire the dynamo with the lamp.

Step 17: Put the Project in the Test Field

Step 18: Testing It

Here the wind was the source that the generator depends on to light the lamp. the lamp lighting depends on the force of the wind or rain.

Step 19: Additional Useful Source From Nature

add a faucet to a gallon to collect water for plants by putting it under the project if the weather was rainy so that will also generates electricity by the force of rain.

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    18 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago

    What is the smallest form of this that think would still have some value in generating power.

    1 answer
    Hassan NasserPamK50

    Answer 1 year ago

    It depends on many things, not just on the size of the form, it depends on the dynamo that you may use (its ability to generates electricity as the form rotates), and it depends on the force of wind in the region that you put it in. In my project i use a small dynamo and a wheel with 38 cm raduis to light a lamp with a medium wind force, so if you want to generate a value of electricity you need mainly a big dynamo with a bigger form that fits with it and in a good place where there is wind.


    1 year ago

    very nice ! what is the raduis of the wheel

    1 reply
    Hassan Nassermark449

    Reply 1 year ago

    thnx, the raduis is 38 cm and the center of diameter 2"


    1 year ago

    nice pictures and project


    1 year ago

    i made the same but it didn't work because the dynamo don't get enough rpm to produce electricity

    2 replies
    Hassan Nasserparvgupta001

    Reply 1 year ago

    right also it depends on the place you put it , and the perfect place is where is enough wind to move it rapidly also rain


    Reply 1 year ago

    try hooking it up with some gears between the wheel and the dynamo that way for every 1 turn it turns the dynamo 20 times (if thats the gear ratio your using)


    1 year ago

    good!creative idea


    1 year ago

    very nice project !