Introduction: Failed: PC Fan Wind Turbine Blades !!!
Hello and welcome to instructable, I really want to share those new projects I make even they were not so unique but sharing what I make keeps me feeling alive.
So, if you like this instructable please
Vote for me,
Leave a comment,
Share with your friends,
Favorite the instructable,
Follow me to see new instructables,
Visit my website and
Click the affiliate links
( even if you don't buy any thing - don't worry. I'm not selling any thing - No spam. Only useful stuff )
That's a long To-Do list. Choose what you want. And thanks again for reading my instructable.
So Let's get started.
As you all know, some projects work and some just fail. That's how life is all about. However, in instructables, I used to post only my working projects. That is how I turn my projects into instructables.
But I thought that a failed project is not actually a total failure. That project I made and sure learned something from it. So it must make a good instructable for all of us to learn from.
So here is my first failed instructable.
I previously made a simple modification to an old PC fan that turned it into a fast to build small wind turbine.
The project worked perfect , I wanted to make a better mechanical improvement to the turbine by adding blades to the rotor instead of the original blades installed on the PC Fan to increase fan speed and then the output voltage.
Step 1: Modify the PC Fan
This step is described in detail in another instructable.
However, its main purpose is to turn the PC Fan into a small wind turbine.
This is done in 2 main steps.
Connecting the stator winding together to sum up the generated voltage and get it out of the PC Fan. Then closing the Fan again.
Step 2: Remove the Fan Fins and Case
Step 3: Prepare the Large Turbine Blades and Connect Them to the PC Fan
Step 4: Assembling,Testing and Facing the Truth
I connected the three wind turbine blades to the PC Fan hub using glue gun.
Then used an old fax paper roll and glued it the stator PCB to act as the shaft.
So far so good.
The only problem aroused when I put the fan into action. When I put the fan in face of the wind, the blades connected to the hub using the glue couldn't withstand even the normal breeze of wind. The three turbine blades were ripped off the PC Fan rotor hub.
Then I declared a failed project.
Anyway, it was very educational.
Thank you for reading my instructable.
You can also find my book Learn By Making on Amazon website.
If you like this instructable you can support us by many ways:
1. Leave comments stating your point of view about this article.
2. Buy our book on Amazon Learn By Making.
3. Click on links of our sponsors without adding any extra cost on you if you make purchase from them. Actually, many of these offers are totally free. This means that you can enjoy something for free and still support our blog to keep posting useful stuff.
This is the well-know Amazon Kindle platform. If you sign up for the free reader from Amazon to read any book, we get commission. There are many useful book for free on Amazon Kindle. Even you can find best sellers offered for free on Kindle format. The best part is you can have the application on any platform. You can even read any book without installing any application by using Amazon Cloud-Reader on your browser.
You can join Amazon Kindle for 30 days free to have access to many paid book for free. You can cancel you subscription anytime.
The Amazon Prime is a special paid service from Amazon that offers good promotions and one-day free shipment for Amazon Shoppers. You can try this service for 30 days. You can cancel you subscription anytime.
Audible is the audio books website from Amazon. Many Kindle books are sold on Audible. You can try this service for free and get 2 free book. You can cancel you subscription anytime.
If you have a new baby borne or expecting one, you can create your free baby registry to easily save products and get offers and promotions on baby requirements.
4. Visit our new website outatime.tech.
Thank you for visiting our instructable.