In this i will show you how to make a wind generator that produces electricity! I will only walk you through making the generator but it is up to you to figure out what you want to do with the electricity it produces! i havent gotten that far yet but i am planning on making a charge circuit so follow me if you want to see the outcome of that in the near future :) ok lets get started. first off id like to say that The amount of electricty it generates depends on what kind of steper motor you use, mine outputs 8 volts tops but on a slow wind day it generates around 4 which for me is enough to work with. This is a great "green" project so vote for me if you agree :) i would greatly appreciate it!
I recently updated the wind catchers so please see the last step for the updated positions! they work a lot better and more effecient.
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Step 1: Things needed
In this you will need common tools normally used by a fan of electronics such as a soldering iron, wire strippers and so on. For the wind generator you are going to need 8 empty pop bottles (2liter), 8 pop bottle caps, epoxy, super glue, thin light pieces of metal (for the fan part, will describe that more later) and a stepper motor . no pictures of the things needed sorry :(
Step 2: Making the "wind catchers"
in this part you will be making the wind catchers, its the part that catches the wind and turns the motor.
first cut the tops off 8 pop bottles like so. I cut where the lable ended and i later painted them red (that part is optional). once you have 8 all cut off move on to the next step