0
Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
0
Rough Science
Explore the Challenges
Meet the Rough Scientists
About the TV Series
Discover More
Feedback
Site Map
Explore the Challenges

The Challenge: Generate electricity



The prototype castaway generators used two options: Jonathan exploited wind power to move his magnets, while keeping the coil stationary. Mike Leahy, on the other hand, used fixed magnets, and steam-power to spin his coil.

Jonathan's generator
Jonathan's wind-powered generator

Mike's generator
Mike Leahy's steam-powered alternative