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.