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Anne writes – “Here’s a home-made generator, using an old lawn mower engine and alternator… Being a practical fellow, he built a generator for himself with items lying about the house. This is the whole thing. It features an old lawn-mower engine, alternator (fitted inside base), storage space for string lights etc, and an operator panel. The base is made of MDF, treated with oil to make it somewhat weather proof. “Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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