To begin with , i always liked to see windmills and stuff that works with the wind and so i tried to make something on my own . In the begining I just made a small wind turbine with no other purpose but to spin freely . Then I thought why not making something that can use the wind energy and convert it to electricity , so I ended up making a wind powered generator .... 

After some research on the internet i found a lot of ideas to start and since it was summer i had plenty of time to spend on it . 

Step 1: The Tools and the Pieces Your Are Going to Need

THE TOOLS  : well basicly you are going to need a lot of tools and propably as you go on will find out that they are not enough . 

- a saw 
- a mechanical saw 
- a drill 
- various drill bits
- a fretsaw
- sand paper 
- a file 
. . . 

THE PIECES: you can change most of them to suit your needs (not paintjob or inner frame material here)

- a pvc pipe   (10 atmospheres will work best ) the diameter of the pipe depends on the      diameter of the rotor and blades and also the number of the blades . 

- a smaller pipe for the tail that make the wind generator face the wind 
- fitings to reduce the the diameter of the main pipe to the tail pipe 
- plexiglass for the tail 
- a circullar disk from a durable material for the rotor 
- screws and bolts 
- metal and elastic washers 
- a very durable screw for the base yaw mechanism 
- a small metal wheel with a punched bearing inside 

>These are the basic tools and materials and tools you are going to need ( and lots of patience... )

<p>where did you get the generator from and about how much did you spend?</p>
Hi Jim, nice job on your windmill mate! Just wondering where you got the generator motor from? Is it a 115 VDC motor? <br>Thanks for your time mate. <br>
Hi! <br> <br>I really liked your idea to build my own wind generator. I had a question though: did you connect the generator to the electricity-net in your home? And how did you do it? <br> <br>Thankx in advance, <br>
thanks ! appreciated :)
hey hi, good man i really like your way to developed project

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