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Hand crank – Drill power!

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To prepare for a 2003 doomsday “pole-shift” scenario, a group of survivalists put together this “Troubled Times” information hub. One neat idea caught my eye: using an old power drill as a makeshift hand-crank generator.”

From the site:
“The unit is light weight (2.5 lb), portable, low cost ($10-$20) and can be used to recharge single cell batteries at from 1-3.5 amps. It can be made from a cordless electric drill in a primitive environment. The simplest way of how to make a hand crank DC generator using a standard 12, 14.4 or 18 Volt Cordless drill from Harbor Freight Tools. With no modification hook an alligator clip jumper to the two charging terminals (on the bottom that the battery plugs into). See picture below. Note that when a 14.4 Volt drill is laid down pointing to the left then the upper terminal is most likely to be the plus and the lower terminal the minus for these units.”Link.

6 thoughts on “Hand crank – Drill power!

  1. Did anybody read the rest of the site? These guys are total nutty but exceedingly (and unintentionally) funny. They’re not so good at physics, but as third rate science fiction it’s pretty amusing. Take this quote from the site:

    “The Zetas predict that the 12th Planet will pass closest between the Earth and the Sun in late Spring or early Summer of 2003, probably May or June. At that time, the earth, being completely overwhelmed by the gravitational influence of the 12th Planet, will stop rotating completely for 3 days or so. There are numerous historical references to 3 days of darkness (non-rotation) cited in the Bible, Hopi Legends, Mayan Epics, etc. and well referenced by Sitchin in the books of his Earth Chronicals.”

  2. That’s exactly what made the site so endearing. I’m glad they left up all the predictions about the end of the world, and I’m a little curious about what they’re up to these days.

  3. Power Drills typically come in two different sizes, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch. This relates to the size of the chuck, and is indicative of the largest diameter bit that the drill will accommodate.

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