How-To: Single rotor wind turbine

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How-To: Single rotor wind turbine

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Instructables user brokengun wrties:

This instructable documents the process of my single rotor wind turbine. It is built with inspiration from Hugh Piggot and the folks at Otherpower.com. This is my first attempt at building a wind turbine, and I will try to include the mistakes I’ve made along the way so that other first-time builders can avoid them! Since this entire project has a budget of just about $1000, it is meant to be able to be completed by both newcomers to wind energy as well as those who don’t have a lot of money to throw around. I also tried to use as much recycled material as possible, so a large portion of this turbine is made from a junked car and metal that was going to be thrown out by fabricators.

5 thoughts on “How-To: Single rotor wind turbine

  1. Ramz says:

    Hey I’m Mohammed from  India, have been working to design a wind turbine ((alternator), searched every, but not sure how to wire a coil, I don’t wana giveup,  please forward me your email I will send an email of the rotor which I have made, it’s been a year yet no progress, I tried all the possibe ways to make such type of alternator(the one which you have made), I’m not getting any results, and have come to a conclusion that I need someone who can guide me on this,,,,,,,Please Help( my email: ramzbis@yahoo.com

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mohammed: I did a new post asking for help for you: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/maker-seeking-help-with-wind-turbine.html

      Can you upload pictures of your rotor and describe the problem in the comments to that post?

    2. Anonymous says:

      Mohammed: I did a new post asking for help for you: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/maker-seeking-help-with-wind-turbine.html

      Can you upload pictures of your rotor and describe the problem in the comments to that post?

      1. Ramz says:

        Gareth here is the design for you….I’m not able to take a photo as I don’t have any means of doing so…Sorry about that…In this design all the sizes are in Centimeter. 

  2. Ramz says:

    Hey I’m Mohammed from  India, have been working to design a wind turbine ((alternator), searched every, but not sure how to wire a coil, I don’t wana giveup,  please forward me your email I will send an email of the rotor which I have made, it’s been a year yet no progress, I tried all the possibe ways to make such type of alternator(the one which you have made), I’m not getting any results, and have come to a conclusion that I need someone who can guide me on this,,,,,,,Please Help( my email: ramzbis@yahoo.com

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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