• alankilian

    This is an incredible link. I loved reading about building the alternator, and learning about what goes into designing a wind-powered electric generator from scratch.

    I was very impressed with their concern for the safety of the people working on the alternator. MAN, I bet those magnets would be impossible to get apart if you let them touch.

    It almost makes me want to buy the book just for a good read.

  • jcantara

    Yes, be VERY careful around powerful magnets. I’ve gotten some skin pinched off between two magnets much smaller than the ones they used in their generator. Even hard-drive magnets (about the size and thickness of a quarter) can give you a good bloody (and I don’t mean the english expression) pinch if you’re not careful.

    -Jesse