When looking to do a science project, a standard idea that comes to one’s mind is an electric generator. A simple generator consists mainly of a DC motor, wires, and a magnet. If these things are available, you can make an electric generator as your science project at home. Even if the material is not available at home, it is not costly and can be bought from nearby shops.
This tutorial will guide you through the steps necessary to make a simple but amazingly effective electric generator for your science project without much hustle.
While doing any kind of project, the first step is to collect all the tools and materials required in one place to avoid any kind of disturbance.
- Glue gun
- Soldering machine
- A DC motor
- Two 10 cm wires
- Two coin batteries
- One big circular magnet with a diameter of 10 cm
- One wooden block with dimensions of 25×25 and a thickness of 2 cm
- One small wooden block with dimensions of 5×5 and a thickness of 2 cm
- A bulb
Steps To Make An Electric Generator For Science Project
Step 1: Apply glue to the left corner of the larger wooden block using the glue gun. Stick the large circular magnet at that end.
Step 2: Now, take the other wooden block and paste it at some distance.
Step 3: Take the DC motor and prepare it with the help of small magnets and a coin battery. Stick the battery and small magnets at one terminal of the motor.
Step 4: Then, stick the motor to the smaller wooden block.
Step 5: Take a bulb and attach wires to both the terminals of the bulb with the help of a soldering machine.
Step 6: Attach the other two terminals of wires to the motor.
Step 7: Stick the bulb to the wooden block with the help of glue.
Step 8: With the help of the battery, start the generator.
- Use a glue gun instead of adhesive.
To stick heavy material securely, it is better to use a glue gun instead of an adhesive.
- Use materials available at home.
Try to make use of the materials available at home. DC motors, wires, bulbs, and magnets are easily available at home.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.