Introduction: Instructables Podcast Vol. 2 - Build a Greener Life: Mdavis19's Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

Part of Instructables' mission is to inspire our community to create and share great projects. We do this though contests, theme months, and challenges that are seasonally appropriate, part of a bigger cultural trend, or simply areas where we want to see more great Instructables. This year we've decided that our overarching theme will be "Green."

Volume 2 of the Build a Greener Life podcast series focuses on Instructables community member mdavis19, whose off-the-shelf-parts wind turbine showcases exactly the kind of DIY green ingenuity we love to inspire and share at Instructables.

Previous Podcasts:
Instructables Podcast Vol. 1 - Build a Greener Life: Robbtoberfest

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irrilia (author)2009-07-02

I can't favorite this....where is it? Wahhhh....don't wanna lose it.

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belgorod (author)2009-04-28

I built a turbine like this, only because I was fascinated by the idea of cheap electricity. I used 4 inch PVC pipe for the blades. Since the profile is different, I decided to use 5 blades instead of 3. Seemed to work great. But in the end, though, the joke was on me: No wind where I live. It stands outside as a testament to ingenuity...in the wrong place.

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ewilhelm (author)2009-04-09

"The hard part is actually resolving to just do it." I totally agree.

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wenpherd (author)ewilhelm2009-04-09

here! here!

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Arbitror (author)wenpherd2009-04-13

I agree too.

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kilcom7 (author)Arbitror2009-04-17

so... get off ur buts and make something happen

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Zem (author)ewilhelm2009-04-09

I also agree.

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brokengun (author)2009-04-12

This is pretty neat, I'd like to see more stuff like this. I would love to see what the guys who made the car with the gasification plant on the back have to say about their project.

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IgnorantZebra (author)2009-04-12

Is there a podcast on iTunes or one I can download? I would love this to have this on my ipod

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flio191 (author)2009-04-10

awesome. i just have to go and do it. i have the materials to make the turbine, i just got to take some time off other things and just get into it. bah. great podcast.

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IX Smith XI (author)2009-04-09

Nice, that what basicly what I what to do when I get older. elictronic stuff, robots, nothing much

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Weissensteinburg (author)2009-04-08

I had seen this project before, and it really interested me. It's good to hear some more commentary from the designer.

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