Hydroelectric Power Demonstration Unit (ENGR 110, Winter 2013)
Students: Jason Howard, Arvin Lie, Martin Prado
Advisor: Shoba Krishnan
The students built a hydroelectric generator that will provide students at the West Walden Center a hands-on experience with hydroelectricity. Within the generator, 15 gallons of water moves through a turbine, the turbine spins a shaft in a electric generate, creating electric current. The rotor attached to the turbine spins, causing electromagnets to move past conductors stationed in the generator, creating a voltage. This voltage will then be used to light an LED bulb for a few minutes.