This Hydroelectric Generator is Made out of Plastic Bottles
Categories: DIY, Energy
With some empty plastic bottles, a little wire, and some ingenuity, Thomas Kim created his own hydroelectric generator that can charge a cell phone or power an LED lamp in the backwoods, if desperation strikes.
This water wheel generator made of plastic bottles, disposable platters, 3 Phase stepping motor, and rectifier circuit.
It can generate enough power to charge a smartphone...
And even power a small LED.
The electricity flows through an AC/DC circuit that is integrated to a USB connector.
The generator can produce up to 10V of power. Although it's not a lot, it is a pretty sweet way to generate clean, renewable energy!
The video isn't quite a tutorial on how to create your own, it's pretty cool to see one in action.
Source: Thomas Kim
Wondering how it works? This kid explains it so well!