A Small Wind Turbine You Can invent Yourself

May 29, 2013 · Print This Article

As the June 17 deadline to the Instructables Green Design Contest fast approaches, Jaymi Heimbuch at TreeHugger has highlighted one specific entry: a small DIY wind capability generator that can sit in your backyard.

The wind generator’s designer, out-of-the-box, offers demo videos and text directions accompanied by photos. As the designer notes, the amount of electricity the generator can produce depends on the steper motor you choose to use when constructing

it yourself. The one shown in the directions tops out at 8 volts, but on a still day outputs around 4. Modifying the turbine to increase efficiency, out-of-the-box is posting updates after the last step in the directions, like removing a cup off of each arm to reduce wind resistance and adding unobtrusive solar panels.

This contest’s accessibility stands out among some other green design competitions. It doesn’t involve prototypes that use […]

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