Picture of DIY: Simple, efficient wind turbine rotor

in this instructalbe i'm gonna show u how to make a Simple & efficient wind turbine rotor here is the video of it:
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Step 1: The selection of materials

Picture of The selection of materials

i used a 8.5" dia and 3ft. long PVC pipe to make the blades, i used a washing machine base to mount these blades on it!!...
darkevilapie9 months ago

might i suggest you angle the blades to have a better pitch.

that way more energy will be cought!

Excellent. I made a rotor almost exactly like yours to drive a stepper motor and it works really great. ( considering that I made it all at almost not cost ). You can see mine here:


very nice

DJ_Pitachu1 year ago
Well done. I used to make mine from sheet metal. This appears to be cheaper and much better looking.
How do you know where exactly to cut the pipe for the most efficient blades?
edraq585 years ago
Great presentation and that convince me to make my own wind turbine. Thank you so much.
The Mak3rs (author)  edraq585 years ago
My pleasure!!... Best of luck for ur project!!!
randofo5 years ago
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work.

The Mak3rs (author)  randofo5 years ago
hi randofo... I've added the final project images....plz publish it...thanks!!