Hamster Powered Night Light

Though Skippy the Hamster powers this night light by running on his exercise wheel, the same concepts and low-rpm alternator design could be applied to a school science project using different energy sources. A small wind or hydro turbine could easily power this alternator. He’s a Syrian Hamster, and we chose that breed since they are nocturnal and like to run on the exercise wheel

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