|HTHI Class taught by Dr. Don|
How would your life be different without electricity? You probably have a lot more experience using electricity than making it. This week, we will build two machines that make electricity. First, we'll build a simple generator out of wire and magnets. A generator is just the inverse of a motor. Instead of using electricity to create a rotating magnetic field, generators use a rotating magnet to create electricity. After building a simple generator, we'll use a more sophisticated design to build a wind turbine.