There you have it! A miniature compressed air turbine! I'm not sure if I will ever use this for a project, but I may some day! More than anything, ...
In case you didn't know this yet, compressed air is pretty awesome. With simple mechanical systems - pumps - energy can be stored and used for an infinite amount of applications. What I like about compressed air is how simple and accessible it is. Anyone with a bike pump can start moving air to greater pressures. Soda-pop bottles can be turned into air tanks, and by looking a little online and on Instructables, you'll find people who've used compressed air to do everything from shooting water balloons to powering a bicycle.
In this Instructable, I will show how I made a miniature compressed air turbine.
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Bio:I am currently a mechanical engineering student at the University of Toledo, and the founder of the University of Toledo Maker Society. I have a lot of different interests but have a particular affin...read more »