Sustainability at UWA
Fisher & Pykel generators
Fisher and Pykel washing machine motor generators
Fisher and Pykel washing machine motors can be very simply converted to electricity generators. They have a permanent magnet motor that is quite unconventional and also makes the conversion very simple.
They have been used in micro hydroelectric systems, wind turbine generators and other purposes.
Wind turbine using washine machine motor
Above didn't work
300 Watt, 2 m diameter by Glen Littleford, Silicon Chip Magazine, Dec 2004, see a kit to make this at: