Late last night my team (with some great help from IDDS superstars Barnard and Nagle) connected two stips of aluminum can (electrodes 1.0) to a dynamo (an AC generator) which we installed on an old bicycle. We then put the aluminum ends into a highly saturated salt-water solution. The pedals were cranked and vola! Bubbles!!! In the characteristic electrochlorination reaction H2 gas is formed so bubbles should occur. A DC battery produced an even more pronounced effect. While we could never smell chlorine, and mad green and black gunk (aluminum oxide compounds I presume) formed on the electrodes, our first attempt did produce something!
Baby steps, right?