In this overview we aim to give you a good insight in how to set up a working windbelt.
We will show you the list of components, the way to put it all together and show you how to get it to work.
First, let's have a look at the components:
- Magnet (s), best is neodymium magnets
- Copper coil (s), will have to be DIY, see below picture
- Tafeta ribbon (belt), from an old VHS cassette or similar
- Memory element (is better if you use it but not really neccessary)
- Rectifier to get usable DC current from the AC generated electrical current
- Voltage stabilizer to keep it safe to use for charging devices
- Charging cable to get connected
- Body element to put the coil(s) and the ribbon(belt) on, about 40 cm to 1 meter in length
- Nuts, rings and bolts to put the coil(s) down at the body element
- Holder for the ribbon (belt) to get and keep the ribbon under sufficient tension for it to swing properly
In the above picture you see a KidWind basic kit to be used on a tube body element
The below picture shows all needed parts for a complete windbelt of 1 meters, excluding nuts and bolts...
Next to the mechanical parts, a setup is needed to get the electrical A/C current from the coil converted. A working setup is shown in the picture below: