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idea number one:http://scitoys.com/scitoys/scitoys/electro/electro4.html
this is what we have been trying to do in class: get power from the static released by an old TV screen when it is turned on. we can tell that there is power available, because we keep getting repeatedly shocked. however, the motor we had hooked up was not turning at all. we are working on it, though.

idea number two:http://www.creative-science.org.uk/rshandgen.html
this is similar in concept to Chris's link. i found it by googling "simple homemade electric generators"
and clicking on the first link. supposedly it can consistently generate between 8 and 10 volts.

(very unlikely) idea number three: take an old steam train engine, fill it up with water, start a fire in the fire box, boil water to make steam to turn the piston which would turn the wheels but instead turns a motor which generates electricity which is hooked up to the hot plate which heats up and boils a cup of water.
(for an actually plausible third idea, check http://innovationcharterschool.wikidot.com/ets:chris-s-brain-storm-page)

#4: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/912594/simple_electric_generator/
the way it is it is very weak, but we could ad more wire and a crank… seriously though don't watch the advertisement before the actual video…

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#5: we could use a windmill (with a fan) atatched to some kind of motor to generate some electricity, although probably not much.

#6: onions and Gatorade!!! http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/14/charge-an-ipod-with-an-onion/

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