Introduction: TurbineOne V2 : Super Simple Wind Turbine You Can Make Now
Last year I made TurbineOne , a completely recycled material wind turbine. Actually it was so simple and easy to make. But it was also so fragile due to the fact that its hub was made of compact discs CDs. As you can see in the photo, strong wind in one day has cracked the hub leaving the blades unconnected. The project was very inspiring and motivational. I've learned new stuff.
This year I wanted to make something more durable. With Simplicity and Recycling in mind I came up with a new idea of making a wind turbine using ready made blades from an old fan. Here comes the concept idea behind TurbineOne V2.
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Step 1: Concept
I've tested making this turbine setup in one of my previous instructables. I wanted to make a quick test for the concept.
Of course, it was something obvious and very straight forward but I wanted to really make sure that the wind is able to rotate the fan blades and resist the high motor torque.
I was in doubt because the motor had high rotation torque resistance. So I tried it in this instructable.
It worked excellent even in slow wind. I was really surprised and it made me more motivated to finish this wind turbine setup.
Step 2: Components
Here are the components for this project , you can see that nearly all of them are recycled materials :
This was the only new component I bought for this project.
Old steel groom --- This is the main pole for the wind turbine
Old CD-Rom player metal cover --- This is the directing rudder. For wind turbine automatic direction through all wind situations.
PET bottle ---- To cover and protect the motor against dust and water.
Step 3: Construction
Step 4: Install the Rudder
I wanted to make something new in this version so I've decided to install a directional rudder that can direct the wind turbine automatically.
In the previous version there were no rudder installed, so I had to adjust its direction everyday according to the wind direction.
I used an old CD drive cover as a rudder and connected it to the wind turbine using tie raps.
Installed the generator to the pole using tie raps around it.
Connect a long wire to the motor terminals.