An Interesting WIndmill Design

Energy & Sustainability

I spotted this different take on a vertical-axis wind turbine at Maker Faire Austin last weekend:

I haven’t found any further documentation on Rusty Forbes’ design online, but the Makers’ site claims this will work in winds from 5 to 90 miles per hour. Any takers to try and document building one? Also, check out these plans for a more traditional (but still bright green) turbine design.

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Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (dirtnailpedicab.com), stop killing your garden (growerbot.com), and live in an off-grid shipping container (boxouse.com).

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