I have read many posts on this site and everyone seems very competent, so here I am... very new to this. I'm trying to learn how to convert a motor into a generator. I'm just getting a bit overwhelmed with details and specs. Sorry I'm just a carpenter that likes to mess with stuff...
I'm trying to basically build a diy generator, nothing big, mostly conceptual. I won't waste your time with my failed attempts and research. Could anyone just give me a rundown on the type of motor (bush less induction perminate magnet). Where to commonly find one (fans drills microwaves)and how to regulate the power if nessary.
If I can even run a simple led or maybe a constant 5v to charge a USB device that would be fun.
I know this has been posted before but again I'm just a hobby guy getting confused. And tips or rule of thumbs or advice or links is much appreciated. Thank you all for your help.
Update: I just found a washing machine motor if that works. Researching how to convert it. Stupid question how can I tell if I need ac or dc, sorry I work with wood... Thank you for responding I am researching your advice