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KidWind Simple Hand Generator Kit

Order code: KWA0051
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Scientrific's price  $75.00    
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The KidWind Simple Hand Generator (simpleGEN) is an easy-to-build AC generator that allows students to explore the basics of electrical generator design.

With the simpleGEN you can demonstrate Faraday’s law, light LEDs and perform experiments that explore how coils, magnets and rotation affect electrical generation. With some quick modifications, you will also be able to convert your generator to a simple motor and explore additional variables.

With this kit you can:
• Build your own generator
• Generate electricity
• AC power output
• Light LEDs
• Compare different designs (coils, magnets, spinning)
• Measure voltage output
• To experiment with wind powered electricity generation you could mount the assembled generator on
      these options which are NOT SUPPLIED:-
     • A KidWind shaft and hub with blades or
     • A KidWind tower

• Understanding clean energy
• Exploring energy transformations
• Understanding relationship between energy and forces
• Developing and using physical models
• Collecting data with advanced tools
• Analysing and interpreting data
• Using mathematics to explain and understand data
• Designing controlled experiments
• Optimising designs

Download this FREE WindWise Lesson: How does a Generator Work? Download PDF
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• Housing: 76mm x 87mm x 50mm HxLxW
• Magnet: 10mm x 47.5mm x 22.5mm HxLxW
• Wire: 28-gauge, 150m

Materials included:
Downloadable Instruction Manual Download PDF
1 Simple Hand Generator Housing (2 pieces)
1 250g spool of Copper Wire 28 Gauge
4 Ceramic Magnets
1 Red Super bright LED
1 Bi-Polar LED Bulb
1 Pair Alligator leads
1 KidWind Magnet Holder
1 Hex Drive Shaft
1 Digital Multimeter
2 Extension Springs 173-A
3 10-24 x 3/4" Screws
1 1/10 sheet Sandpaper

This kit is the original basic kit from KidWind, it does NOT contain a hub, 8" shaft with connector or dowels. If you require these parts purchase the KW-SGEN View >>>>

Q How much power can you make?
A Using a drill to spin the driveshaft and over 100-150 turns of wire, you will be able to light an LED and produce close to 2V at 20-50mA.

Q Does this kit come with a tower?
A No. We recommend attaching it to a table with a clamp.

Q Is this kit pretty simple?
A Yes! KidWind wanted to make a very simple, rugged generator that would demonstrate the basics.

Last edited 14th Nov 2019

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
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Accessories / Spare Parts:
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KW-WTH3KidWind Wind Turbine Hub Pack of 3from $53.00 plus GST

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User ManualKidWind SimpleGen (Hand Generator)

kw-sgen-a.jpgAssembled side view.

kw-sgen-b.jpgAssembled top view.