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Cool ways to rotate a generator to produce electricity?

It’s for a project. Maybe there is some wasted source of energy out there that can be harvested.

Energy can be generated in different ways. It is not always necessary to rotate a generator to produce power. For instance, take solar energy.

I assume for your project, you want to generate electricity using a generator. The traditional methods for rotating a generator are wind and flowing water. You may use the generator to harvest power from the wheels of your bike/bicycle and use that power to light up the headlight of your bike, like a dynamo.

Let me think about it. As I get more ideas, I will update this topic.


Thank you! Yes it’s for our project and the source of energy has to be a result of human activity.

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