HOW TO Build a 17-ft Wind Turbine

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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.

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  1. 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. 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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