In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a generator using a DC motor for your school science exhibition at home. A machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy is known as a generator.
When an electric conductor moves through the magnetic field, an electric current will flow in it. Here the mechanical energy of moving wire is transformed into electric power of current Flows in the wire.
To build a generator using a DC motor, we need;
- 2 DC motor
- Connecting wires
- Coupling screw
- Wooden piece
- Hot glue gun
- Soldering iron
- LED bulb and battery ( for connection check) optional*
Steps To Make A Generator Using A DC Motor
Step 1: First, take one DC motor and stick it on a small wooden piece with the help of a glue gun.
Step 2: Now stick another DC motor with the connection of the coupling strip and tighten the coupling screw with the help of a screwdriver.
Step 3: Now check that the DC motor is working with coupling strips, add a LED bulb at one DC and stick the battery at another DC. You’ll observe that the bulb glows, which means the DC motor is working with coupling strips.
Step 4: On one end of the wire, insert the red wire into one of the holes of the first DC motor and the black wire into another hole of the first DC motor. Next, on another end of the wire, insert the red wire into one of the holes of the second DC motor and the black wire into another hole of the second DC motor with the help of soldering iron.
Step 5: As soon the DC motor is connected, you’ll observe that coupling strips start moving, which means the generator is working!
This is the most straightforward DC generator tutorial, where we will use a DC motor to build a DC generator. This will help science students to understand how DC motors work and their principles. And how it can be made at home by using material which is easily available.
Things To Remember
- Work carefully while using a soldering iron.
- Working slowly and carefully during cutover.
- To protect your work surface, use a self-healing mat.
- Learn all you can about the materials and techniques you’re using.
- Work carefully during wire attachment.
- The battery will be warm during the experiment, be careful with it.
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