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“The people over at Treehugger have found an amazing little article on how to build a 17ft – 3kW+ output Wind Turbine. Apparently this is the latest project of OtherPower.com and the site has a variety of other engergy saving/producing projects including a Homebrew Maytag Gas Battery charger.” [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. alankilian says:

    This is an incredible link. I loved reading about building the alternator, and learning about what goes into designing a wind-powered electric generator from scratch.

    I was very impressed with their concern for the safety of the people working on the alternator. MAN, I bet those magnets would be impossible to get apart if you let them touch.

    It almost makes me want to buy the book just for a good read.

  2. jcantara says:

    Yes, be VERY careful around powerful magnets. I’ve gotten some skin pinched off between two magnets much smaller than the ones they used in their generator. Even hard-drive magnets (about the size and thickness of a quarter) can give you a good bloody (and I don’t mean the english expression) pinch if you’re not careful.

    -Jesse

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