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Make Your Own WEC!

Offshore renewable energy should be fun too!  Researchers in Oregon, USA have developed a simple working model of a wave energy converter (a direct drive linear generator) that you can make at home with your kids! Actually, it looks like the kids can make it by themselves:

The device was designed as part of a teaching curriculum. For more, including paper instructions and how to make the project into a full-fledged science experiment, see the article by NNMREC:

nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/education/build-wave-energy-device

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