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Comment #1 posted on 2022-10-18 07:12:13 by one_of_spoons
If the DC motor has permanent magnets (like most battery powered drill drivers), then you can just turn the wheel and get electricity from the input terminals. The advantage of such a high powered unit (horsepowers) is that you don't even need gears to take advantage of concentrated sources of energy, like your own body weight, or sacks of grit. As you probably noticed by now, when you are in barn territory, then your mental scope finds wider focus. You can make good batteries and capacitors on the bucket or barrel scale, with far less toxic materials than Lithium or Lead.
Comment #2 posted on 2022-10-23 19:14:34 by Mechatroniac
Hadn't thought of that, but then you have to haul the weight back up unless you can take advantage of tides, but then you have underwater problems.
Taking advantage of a local stream to turn the wheel would probably work.
Ultimately I'd like to build an electric buggy/robot or something like that out of it.
Comment #3 posted on 2022-10-27 05:33:11 by Some Guy On The Internet
I love projects like this. Taking something old or discarded and making use of it. How’d you learn to repair circuits, small motors, and other electronics? Was this a hobby expanded into life or do you have training?
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