Re-using an electric treadmill motor

I seem to remember, back in the warm glow of all those resolutions in January, something about building an electric car this year. Well that may have been slightly, err, ambitious. Although the project that inspired the resolution, which I’ve been following throughout the year – Project Forkenswift (an electric conversion on a beer budget) has been successful.

The year isn’t done yet, and I have an electric treadmill that was given to me (unworking) and my usual techno-mage incantations have failed to bring it back to life. So what to do? Well I have dug up a few relevant links in one of my procrastination sessions, so here they are to remind me when I get my Roundtuit for this job.

Vela Creations – Chispito Wind Generator

Wind power is abundant, clean, inexpensive and easy to do. It is our belief that anyone can be in control of where his or her electricity comes from. There is nothing more rewarding and empowering than making a wind powered generator from scrap materials. Most of the tools and materials in this manual can be found in your local hardware shop or junk pile.

Also see Fieldlines.com‘s Homebrew electricity section. Builditsolar.com has a page full of wind generator projects as well.

Now all I have to do is get started. What other projects could a non-working treadmill be used for?

10 Responses to Re-using an electric treadmill motor

  1. Matthew says:

    Here’s another blogger showing how they built a backyard wind generator for under $150!

    http://www.thekevdog.com/projects/wind_generator/

    Really I should get going on mine …

  2. George says:

    Good on you, I once took apart a treadmill that bought from lifespanfitness.com.au online shop and put them into a car power windows, and it works. I’m genius.

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