Introduction: Smart Drive Wind Turbine

This is my smart drive wind turbine, its based round the smart drive alternators out of a smart drive washing machine. It is capable of producing a maximum of 1.6 kw's, most of the parts i found around my house and the blades are carved from wood. all the electronics i made myself so they are simple but effective. there is now a full step by step at https://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/ This is perfect for off grid properties.

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Stone_UFO made it!(author)2013-05-12

noice

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efalana made it!(author)2012-08-23

cool

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andrew.spencer.2 made it!(author)2012-08-11

pretty neat, I'd love to see how you did everything, especially carving the blades, they look nice. How do you keep your smartdrives from cogging in low wind?

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benmurton made it!(author)2012-08-11

The stators are decogged by twisting the poles and offsetting each stator by half a pole they spin very freely.

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benmurton made it!(author)2012-08-11

Step by step is now up hope you like it!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/

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Kalkail made it!(author)2012-08-09

I can't wait to see a full tutorial!

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heathbar64 made it!(author)2012-08-03

Very nice!!! sounds like this actually puts out enough to be of practical value. I would love to see a complete tutorial on this.

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benmurton made it!(author)2012-08-03

Thanks!!! I've just moved house so the wind turbine has been pack up but when i set it up again i will make a full tutorial.

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metalman3797 made it!(author)2012-08-09

I am looking forward to it! It is a great idea!

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