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The PowerWheel

  • The Basic PowerWheel Bundle
    The Basic PowerWheel Bundle
    Item #: GRN-200
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  • The PowerWheel Incandescent Light
    The PowerWheel Incandescent Light
    Item #: GRN-210
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  • Electronic Tone Alert
    Electronic Tone Alert
    Item #: GRN-215
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  • Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler/Heater
    Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler/Heater
    Item #: GRN-220
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  • Set of Tone Alert and Peltier
    Set of Tone Alert and Peltier
    Item #: GRN-225
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The PowerWheel is a micro hydro generator - an amazing tool for teaching lessons about energy, hydropower and other renewable sources of energy.

Description

The PowerWheel is a micro hydro generator - an amazing tool for teaching lessons about energy, hydro-power, and other renewable sources of energy. Now you can charge cell phones or power laptops all from the power from your faucet. The PowerWheel can be used to enhance lessons for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The PowerWheel unit connects to a classroom faucet or outside hose for easy use.

The PowerWheel Bundle includes:
1) Fully-assembled PowerWheel
2) LED light strip
3) Bridge rectifier
4) All the wiring to convert the AC output to DC (for powering battery powered devices)
5) User's manual (Manual includes educational mini-lessons and suggestions for use)

Also available:

The PowerWheel Incandescent Light:
Show the difference in efficiency between the included LED lights and this two-bulb incandescent light. Includes two spare bulbs.

Electronic Tone Alert
This electronic noisemaker will allow you to turn the electrical energy from your Power Wheel into sonic energy instantly!

Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler/Heater
This device converts electrical energy directly into a temperature difference, or vice-versa. When 12 volts are applied to the leads, one side of the unit will become hot, the other cold. A dynamic demonstration of the power being generated by your Power Wheel.

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Read more on our Blog - The Old Dog and the New Tricks

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Excellent Demonstration
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I used the Power Wheel in my 7th grade classroom to teach my students about renewable energy. It was the best demonstration I have ever used, and the kids totally got it! Great product and very easy to use! Love the resources that are provided!
Mark

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Power Wheel
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The PowerWheel is a super tool to teach renewable energy transformation. After a unit on magnets and motors, and generators and energy transformation, I use this to demonstrate ways to move the magnets and focus on our local energy source. It's a great tool. We've adapted our faucet heads and put the wheel in a shallow tub. It could use a longer hose, but that's easy enough to purchase separately. Kids in all grades think this is VERY COOL, and enjoy hand cranking the wheel, and adjusting the water pressure. I'm grateful for this tool and highly recommend it!
Jessica Levine

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PowerWheel Fills Gap
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There is an ever growing need to teach about renewable energy and the PowerWheel gives teachers a dramatic and memorable way to do so. Because of its ability to generate enough current to run products such as an iPad, it really captures kids attention. Also, the customer service I received regarding this product was superb.
michelle white

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Great Product fro Teaching Energy!
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The Power Wheel is the perfect demonstration for teaching how electrical power can be generated from water. I saw it used during a demonstration by the local power company when they came to our school, and I immediately purchased one. My students and I love it! It's sturdy enough that I can let my students take it home to show their families! What a fabulous product!
Sheldon

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Great Idea but...
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Great idea to demonstrate water power and electricity. Unfortunately, unless you have just the right size sink it is very difficult to use it without getting water all over the place. There must be a better way to collect the water coming out underneath the device and provide an outlet for it so that it doesn't splash all over the place. Also, the included hose only has a garden-hose size screw connector and I had to jury-rig some 5/8" plastic tubing in order to connect the device to our lab sink. For $159 these issues should not be a problem. ...................................................................................................................................... ....................................**Educational Innovations Responds**................................... ...................................................................................................................................... It is regrettable that you have had difficulty with the connection to the water supply. The unfortunate part about plumbing in North America is that there is no end of choices available both in sinks and faucets. The decision to go with the standard garden hose connection allows for the most universal situation. Teachers in our focus groups requested a connection that would allow the student to borrow the PowerWheel for home study, which again dictates the most standard of all connection which is the garden hose. In respect to water spillage, as long as the PowerWheel is vertical over the sink all water leaving the device will fall verticaly down to the drain. It is suggested that to elevate the PowerWheel for ease of viewing that you can use any type of object including bricks or wooden blocks. As with every product we sell, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can feel free to return it for a full refund. Thanks for the feedback. E. I. Inc.
David Frankle

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