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This document explains the theory, construction, and operation of a model wave-energy generator, used to convert ocean wave energy into electrical energy. The actual model is that of a wave-energy buoy, containing a linear electric generator. In a linear generator, the magnet moves in a straight line in and out of a coil of wire.
The purpose is to further students’ and the general public’s knowledge of and interest in wave-energy generators. We plan to implement a student model first, specifically addressing the sixth- to eighth-grade science design standards. Ultimately, these models can be brought to the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) for evaluation using our wave tank and oscilloscope.
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