Generating energy to charge and power devices or household appliances for free is the ultimate dream of many. Here are a few ideas of how to achieve this at home, or at least get close to it.
The thing is, before you mount solar panels on your house roof, or you buy a wind turbine or solar boiler, you should consider is if it is cost-effective, although undoubtedly it is extremely environmentally friendly. We live in times when governments are continuously changing policies in regards to home-based power generation and it is always tricky to say what will happen next.
In that respect, minimum financial investment, maximum DIY home entertainment, and maximum near-free energy generation would be the perfect solution in a perfect world. OK, yes, I dare say it is impossible to make energy out of thin air without investing absolutely anything, but there are ways for you to make your own power. You can build devices that will give you that little bit of continuous flow of free charge that you really want.
Here are a few picks for DIY projects that can give you tips, tricks and ideas for how to generate your own energy and power things for free. All these have entered the US-Mexico Innovation Challenge that is currently calling for more participants on one of our favorite DIY sites.
1. Free energy prototype
This is the real deal. The tutorial that will not only take you all the way to building a free energy prototype, but it will also help you build your own hydrogen fuel cell on the way. Once running, the device is able to generate gas that powers a 5.5 hp AC generator, that produces 2.2kw, 220v steady electricity.
2. Simple solar cooking jar
In many parts of the world pasteurizing water or having access to energy to cook your meal is simply a treat and often even a dream. But even if you can do all these things as you please, and you are not really pressed by circumstances, having a mean to make Sunday lunch using only solar power is really cool.
3. Quantum battery
Some time ago, we published a piece on how to make your own battery, which unfortunately did not attract much interest. I guess, because there are so many toxic chemicals and dangers involved in the process, it is sometime just safer to opt for the store-model. Now, here is another tutorial, which might be a lot more successful.
The result, a homemade quantum battery, is supposed to be very efficient, but it takes quite a bit of investment and high tech instruments to make it happen. Milen, the author of the tutorial, has an aim to attract the attention of potential volunteers, who have the money, the time and the needed equipment to test whether it actually works. Now, could that be you? It is interesting to know if it actually works.