DIY Lawn Mower Generator

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Although I prefer and often recommend free renewable energy resources such as the diy solar power generator and the diy washing machine generator, I know at the end of the day that we all different preferances. Today, I wanted to share this idea for a diy lawn mower generator, I saw online with you.

This project is a lot more technical than most of the other stuff I share with you guys. If and when I decide to take this on, I will definetly enlist the help of the hubby, or even a few other family and friends. I have a younger brother who is good with electrical stuff, so we will probably wait for when he pays us a visit.

DIY Lawn Mower Generator
Photo credit: instructables.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • aluminum sheet metal
  • L frame bars
  • jigsaw
  • drill press
  • vice grip
  • handheld drill
  • hacksaw
  • hand held file
  • old lawnmower engine
  • alternator
  • dc to ac convertor
  • variable resistor
  • switch
  • pulley
  • belt
  • bolts
  • nuts
  • washers
  • volt meter (optional)
  • light switch (optional)
  • 120 V AC outlet (optional)

The first thing you have to build is the frame that your generator will sit on. If you use the right tools and materials, this should not take you too long to build using the aluminum sheets and the L bars. Make sure you use an engine with a slotted shaft, remebering to remove the cutting blade as well as giving the engine a nice clean.

Next the alternator, followed by your convertor will be added to the frame before you attach your variable resistor and your main power switch. It is very important that you pay attention to the wiring otherwise your generator may not work well. The pulley and the belt are the last things that go onto your generator assembly.

You can follow step by step instructions on Instructables, here…

DIY Lawn Mower Generator Plans

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