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I have to say that this water is free and is coming from nearby creek. Solar panel would do similar thing and surely I am planning to instal one panel with max power around 200-250 W.

It lights very good at night and is very useful.

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Good conversation piece! :)

When I first saw the water wheel I immediately thought of Hammy Hamster.
 

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I like it. Was the the low chain tension chosen to lower friction or was it an unintentional consequence after installation?

I'm assuming that is not potable water?

I personally am neurotic about using electrical connections as means of support and would fall back to zip ties or duct tape before dangling lights from a terminal block. I'm sure those lights don't even get in the triple digit gram weight, but still.
 

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If you bring the water closer to the wheel and put an adjustable nozzle on the end, you can fine tune the speed of the wheel, also you gain get more power from the energy source(water). Also the wheel scoops could be narrower, making the wheel lighter and able to spin faster, you could tweet the gears a little to gain max output from the generator. Nice job though! Was this a school project? And what voltage are you generating?
 
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