Hi There!

This is a simple stand for a wind turbine (or windmill) to use as a demonstration model in a classroom environment. I built it using nothing more than hand-tools and a 2.4m beam of softwood from the local DIY merchants.

I've been working with EWB-UK recently and this is the culmination of the attempt to design and document a simple turbine stand for use in the "Power for the World" workshop that is run in schools. The children design and build a turbine from simple materials to lift a weight a set distance the fastest, using a limited stock of resources

Step 1: Materials + Tools


  • 2.4m x 33mm x 44mm softwood plank
  • 6 x Corner Brackets
  • 20 x Wood Screws


  • Set Square
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • 3mm Drill bit
  • Sandpaper (to clean up edges)

<p>I like your project. There's a whole movement called Appropriate Technology that has been working on similar ideas for quite a while. Engineering Without Borders sounds like a great group to work with, thanks for sharing this!!!</p>

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