As of the current version of Create, there are 5 ways to generate rotational force.
Power Generation Blocks
- Hand Crank (while player interacts)
- Water Wheel (while touching flowing water)
- Windmill Bearing (with at least one sail attached)
- Encased Fan (facing downward, powered by redstone, and directly above a heat source)
- Furnace Engine + Flywheel (must be attached to a furnace, smoker, or blast furnace with a 1 block gap between eachother)