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Picture of Team Ladybirds - Wind Turbine Project
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Brief

To design and make a wind powered generator in the most efficient manner. The energy generated by the device will be determined by measuring the highest power output available from the generator as measured by the product of the generator's voltage and current.

Step 1: Transmission - Step 1 - Materials

Picture of Transmission - Step 1 - Materials
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Materials and components

2 4mm steel rod
4 6mm threaded steel rod
54 6M nuts
3mm clear sheet acrylic (perspex)
Bought in gears 60,10,50,40 teeth
1 Electric Motor

Equipment

40W Laser cutting machine
Drill
Hack saw
Spanner
Allen Key (came with gears)
 
Dr.Bill2 years ago
And yet more energy will be lost with those turbine blades being as rough as they are.
The gears steal energy from the system. direct drive low speed permanent magnet motor would be a better choice.
teamladybirds (author)  mekennedy13132 years ago
I'm sure you're right, but this was part of a university project and we were given those motors specifically to use.
This is really cool! I'm loving the gears :)
Schmidty163 years ago
looks cool how many volts does it produce
teamladybirds (author)  Schmidty163 years ago
Cheers, in testing the highest output voltage was 27V, but what matters is the power, and the highest power output was 4W, its not much, but its something!
lol yea