ITP students Michell Cardona and Nelson Ramon created several different oscillating wind generators before settling on something that works the best. Similar to the Humdinger in function, their Linear Wind Electricity Catcher works by fluttering a magnet in close proximity to a transformer, which translates kinetic energy to electrical energy after being rectified.

They’ve documented their process extensively and will be showing their creations at World Maker Faire in New York City on September 17th and 18th.


Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

  • Anonymous

    Title needs better punctuation.

    The thing doesn’t generate wind (as I expected it to).

  • Gordon McLellan

    interesting I suppose, video needs some context.  also, it is very loud in that room!