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Wind Turbine Projects

hockey-puck-stator-title-sm1 Generate Power from a Hockey Puck!

Decided to make a stator out of a hockey puck. The stator (in this case, a hockey puck) was drilled with eight, half-inch holes. Read more…

 

 

 

Build 3 thumb Build #3 of the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine from Wood Siding

This was the third attempt. Instead of having a modified cordless drill motor as a generator, a garage door PMA was added next to the turbine blades. A 6″ pulley to 1″ belt system was used to send the power. The first test took part on the rooftop of our house. Read more…

 

 

 

cordless-drill-thumb Build a Wind Turbine from a Cordless Drill/Driver

I decided to take the drill apart and see if I could make a mini wind power generator.
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DSC02017 Cheap DIY Wind Turbine Does Well in Wind Storm

PVC blades work great for small wind turbines. Three years have past, the PVC blades on the wind turbine are working just fine, and do well in high winds. A few hours after this video footage was taken… Read more…

 

 

 

Breadmarker_thumb Part 1 of Breadmaker Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Project

This particular project started with another gleaned treasure from the local dump: a Breadman Automatic Bread Maker. Could the parts inside work for a small, geared up VAWT? If I could somehow attach the wind turbine to the existing bread pan shaft and then to a cordless drill generator, it could produce some decent electricity?
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DSC02247 A Great Source of Copper Wire for Homemade Wind Generator

A short video showing where you can find a good source of copper wire to make coils for a homemade wind powered generator. The copper wire was found in regular household appliances like blenders, microwave ovens and old power tools. Try to find motors that use lots of power. For example, the blender I found used over 600 watts! Read more…

 

 

DSC01980 Temporary Roof Top Mount for VAWT Project

The Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Project project required a place to test the hub, motor and blades/scoops. Despite the lack of good wind at our home, (we are in a valley, surrounded by trees), it was easier to monitor. The plan was to create just a temporary mount. Read more… 

 

 

 

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Build #1 and 2 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine from Wood Siding

This was build 1 and 2 of the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) made from wood siding. It was composed mostly from a wood called Western Red Cedar. It has images from the first attempt 2 years ago and video update of the second attempt with modified blades/airfoil. Read more…