Instructables: exploring - energy - wind http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:14:12 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY 400 Watt Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-400-Watt-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:32 PDT
Inexpensive Mini Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Mini-Turbine/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:52 PDT
Propeller For Homemade Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-For-Homemade-Wind-Turbine/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:42:13 PDT
My vertical axis wind tuebine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-vertical-axis-wind-tuebine/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:58:36 PDT
Diy Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Wind-Turbine-1/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:58:20 PDT
Simple Backyard Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Backyard-Wind-Turbine/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:50:46 PDT
Helical Vawt (blades and charge controller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Helical-Vawt-blades-only/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 16:07:53 PDT
$30 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine From Scrap Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertial-Axis-Wind-Turbine-from-30-Of-Scrap-Materia/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:44 PDT
Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbines-For-Free-Small-8-Blades/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:42:43 PST
Free professional wind turbine blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-professional-wind-turbine-blade/
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Thu, 23 May 2013 08:46:38 PDT
Darrieus Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Darrieus-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 08:39:31 PDT
Sycamore Green Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Sycamore-Green-Wind-Turbine/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 07:09:41 PDT
Dandelion Wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Dandelion-Wind-turbine/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 05:18:42 PDT
Adjustable Ribbon Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Windbelt/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:27:06 PDT
Buiding a rotor for vawt http://www.instructables.com/id/Buiding-a-rotor-for-vawt/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/SI3L/HELX74OE/FDTSI3LHELX74OE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/SI3L/HELX74OE/FDTSI3LHELX74OE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/SI3L/HELX74OE/FDTSI3LHELX74OE.SMALL.jpg usb-e-kits This is a rotor i made with the 20x10mm (10pcs S-20-10-N) This rotor can be used for a wind turbine generator or water turbine. The idea is to build coils with 20mm inner diameter and place them in a stator so when the magnet passes over one coil to produce alternative current. The design of the...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:31:28 PDT
A Vertical Wind Generator from Washing Machine Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Vertical-Wind-Generator-from-Washing-Machine-Mot/
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 18:43:05 PST
More efficient wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/More-efficient-wind-turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/AO1E/HB58N2F9/FGPAO1EHB58N2F9.SMALL.jpg bmourad While building the stator of my DIY hawt, an idea came to me to produce more energy. I will first say a little more about the coils: so i made the coils by using 20 cables of  gauge 24 with a length of 5,6 meters. Per coils i have 33 turns and 9 coils in total. When i was looking on the internet, i...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:44:11 PST
WIND TURBINE MADE FROM SCRAP PARTS - HOW TO MAKE PART 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-TURBINE-MADE-FROM-SCRAP-PARTS-HOW-TO-MAKE-P/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/3Z1J/H8I45JXF/F4C3Z1JH8I45JXF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/3Z1J/H8I45JXF/F4C3Z1JH8I45JXF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/3Z1J/H8I45JXF/F4C3Z1JH8I45JXF.SMALL.jpg williamswindtech STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO MAKE A WIND TURBINE FROM A MOPED ENGINE - IDEAL FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:11:03 PDT
HOMEMADE WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES http://www.instructables.com/id/HOMEMADE-WIND-TURBINE-ROTOR-BLADES/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/35U9/H7KZ1V0U/FLY35U9H7KZ1V0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/35U9/H7KZ1V0U/FLY35U9H7KZ1V0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/35U9/H7KZ1V0U/FLY35U9H7KZ1V0U.SMALL.jpg williamswindtech HI THERE HERE IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES FROM SCRAP 110 MM PVC WASTE PIPE 
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:01:49 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:55:26 PDT
Smart Drive Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SMALL.jpg benmurton 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...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:53:31 PDT
WIND AND SOLAR BATTERY CHARGER MADE FROM RECYCLED PARTS http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-AND-SOLAR-BATTERY-CHARGER-MADE-FROM-RECYCLED-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/93M5/H58NINCX/FBP93M5H58NINCX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/93M5/H58NINCX/FBP93M5H58NINCX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/93M5/H58NINCX/FBP93M5H58NINCX.SMALL.jpg williamswindtech HERE IS AN EASY TO MAKE PHONE CHARGER MADE FROM RECYCLED PARTS
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:15:34 PDT
Small Wind Generator - Rebulid, Relocate and Replace http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wind-Generator-Rebulid-Relocate-and-Repla/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/KS2Q/H4AG5J1I/FF9KS2QH4AG5J1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/KS2Q/H4AG5J1I/FF9KS2QH4AG5J1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/KS2Q/H4AG5J1I/FF9KS2QH4AG5J1I.SMALL.jpg ddavis662 Well through time, trails and errors. I think I've about got a design that might hold for awhile and to relocate it at my mom and dads. They have a small solar panel with regulator and batteries that power 2 bright LED lights on their front porch. I have a phone line running from the wind generator...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:37:49 PDT
DIY Wind-Powered Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Powered-Water-Pump/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:45:09 PDT
vertical wind power http://www.instructables.com/id/vertical-wind-power/
vertical wind power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/P1NG/H2MYLSAQ/FYTP1NGH2MYLSAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/P1NG/H2MYLSAQ/FYTP1NGH2MYLSAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/P1NG/H2MYLSAQ/FYTP1NGH2MYLSAQ.SMALL.jpg zaheerpanhwer I've always had sort of a soft spot for the Vertical Axis Wind Turbines because of the advantages they offer.  Unfortunately, most of them such as the Savonius aren't very efficient but do offer low wind characteristics.  About a year ago I was emailed a patent of a VAWT that was a bit different.  T...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 01:15:14 PDT
Build a Savonius VAWT to Make Electricity 2012 Update http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Savonius-VAWT-to-Make-Electricity-2012-Upd/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:09:19 PDT
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:10:32 PST
How to build a wind turbine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-25/
How to build a wind turbine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/EPNC/GZ6I5BZU/FH5EPNCGZ6I5BZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/EPNC/GZ6I5BZU/FH5EPNCGZ6I5BZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/EPNC/GZ6I5BZU/FH5EPNCGZ6I5BZU.SMALL.jpg The Butterflies Today I am going to show you how to build a functioning wind turbine. For our second year project we were given the task of producing a wind turbine that could power a small motor. Whichever team produced the most power would win the competition and prize.  Materials You need:  MDF board          ...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:08:28 PST
How to Build an Educational Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-educational-turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:43:49 PST
How to build a 'wasp' wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-wasp-wind-turbine/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:33:25 PST
Aerofoil Lift Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Aerofoil-Lift-Wind-Turbine/
Aerofoil Lift Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/GH2U/GYVDJP81/FYLGH2UGYVDJP81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/GH2U/GYVDJP81/FYLGH2UGYVDJP81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/GH2U/GYVDJP81/FYLGH2UGYVDJP81.SMALL.jpg The Seagulls This is a step by step guide detailing how to build a wind turbine, using aerofoils to create lift, and turn the turbine. The design has been tested and optimised. Materials The following materials were used in creating the turbine; Generator MDF Acrylic (5mm sheets) Styrene (1mm sheets) Acrylic...
By: The Seagulls

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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:12:06 PST
The Nozzle/Diffuser wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-NozzleDiffuser-wind-turbine/
The Nozzle/Diffuser wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/CM40/GYQFMPS0/F0SCM40GYQFMPS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/CM40/GYQFMPS0/F0SCM40GYQFMPS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/CM40/GYQFMPS0/F0SCM40GYQFMPS0.SMALL.jpg thewindmills This is a step by step guide on how to  build a wind turbine by maximizing the wind speed using a nozzle/diffuser approach. This approach was considered through various testing and prototyping to try and increase the efficiency of the wind turbine. NOTE****Test video at step six**** Materials two...
By: thewindmills

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:20:36 PST
Team Ladybirds - Wind Turbine Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Team-Ladybirds-Wind-Turbine-Project-PDE2-GSA-201/
Team Ladybirds - Wind Turbine Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/SU2J/GYVDJIH7/FBJSU2JGYVDJIH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/SU2J/GYVDJIH7/FBJSU2JGYVDJIH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/SU2J/GYVDJIH7/FBJSU2JGYVDJIH7.SMALL.jpg teamladybirds 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. Transmission - Step 1 - Mater...
By: teamladybirds

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:41:51 PST
Miniature Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Wind-Turbine/
Miniature Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/HDUV/GZ0BWAAU/F71HDUVGZ0BWAAU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/HDUV/GZ0BWAAU/F71HDUVGZ0BWAAU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/HDUV/GZ0BWAAU/F71HDUVGZ0BWAAU.SMALL.jpg The Parachutes It should be noted that this turbine is designed as a prototype for use in a wind tunnel. The wind speed in the tunnel is much greater than average wind speed in most areas. If you wish to build this turbine for use outside, we recommend that you use a lower ratio gearbox. For this project you will...
By: The Parachutes

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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:10:29 PST
Combining my small solar panels and wind generator. http://www.instructables.com/id/Combining-my-small-solar-panels-and-wind-generator/
Combining my small solar panels and wind generator. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/BEAY/GUA4M3OE/F4TBEAYGUA4M3OE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/BEAY/GUA4M3OE/F4TBEAYGUA4M3OE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/BEAY/GUA4M3OE/F4TBEAYGUA4M3OE.SMALL.jpg ddavis662 I've parallel wired the combined solar panels and the wind generator. I have a blocking diode to the wind generator inline between it and the solar panels. The 12 volt plug from the trickle charger has a blocking diode and an LED that blinks when there is power being generated. The power being gene...
By: ddavis662

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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 07:32:20 PDT
My five blade windmill...: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-five-blade-windmill/
My five blade windmill...: - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7L35/GTQVOPZG/F8R7L35GTQVOPZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7L35/GTQVOPZG/F8R7L35GTQVOPZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/7L35/GTQVOPZG/F8R7L35GTQVOPZG.SMALL.jpg eddyjacobsen Well, this is the beginning av my windmill, that initially seems so easy, all the way to the alternation consideration, and thanks to Mike on the net, I understood that I had to rethink the electic power system, and use PMA - permanent magnet alternater - that I am looking ofr now. On the other ha...
By: eddyjacobsen

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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 13:34:22 PDT
Beach Camp Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Beach-Camp-Turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/24OX/GS3BD2OM/F0H24OXGS3BD2OM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/24OX/GS3BD2OM/F0H24OXGS3BD2OM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/24OX/GS3BD2OM/F0H24OXGS3BD2OM.SMALL.jpg sfirdaus I love to design & inventing something new with low cost. Here I would like to share what i've done. here my new project for wind turbine ... design for beach campers to generate energy even at NIGHT !! please do comment on my project .... your comment can help me improve it..... Current proble...
By: sfirdaus

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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 23:22:50 PDT
How to- Wind Turbine Made from Scrap Metal... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-wind-Turbine-From-Recycled-Scrap-Me/
How to- Wind Turbine Made from Scrap Metal... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/49A1/GR6ZJMCJ/FT149A1GR6ZJMCJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/49A1/GR6ZJMCJ/FT149A1GR6ZJMCJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/49A1/GR6ZJMCJ/FT149A1GR6ZJMCJ.SMALL.jpg Pushthatbolder This is my first Instructable so bare with me.This following Instructable is for A Wind Turbine that i Designed and Made out of Salvaged and Recycled MaterialsBecause of the nature of the materials,everybody building them this way will all be different, don't let how i made this turbine affect how y...
By: Pushthatbolder

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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:16:18 PDT
How to build floppy drive wind generators http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-floppy-drive-wind-generator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/LUT4/GR6ZJRCO/F90LUT4GR6ZJRCO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/LUT4/GR6ZJRCO/F90LUT4GR6ZJRCO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/LUT4/GR6ZJRCO/F90LUT4GR6ZJRCO.SMALL.jpg Mladen_solar Small wind generators can be very handy in various situations, on camping, fishing, sailing etc. Our DIY wind generator can be used to recharge batteries, cell phones, Ipods or even to supply LED lights. Generator is mostly made of stepper motor taken from an old 5.25" floppy drive! Supply and cha...
By: Mladen_solar

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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 07:38:41 PDT
Small Wind Powered Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wind-Powered-Generator/
Small Wind Powered Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/P6OB/H2BMNOJ8/F94P6OBH2BMNOJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/P6OB/H2BMNOJ8/F94P6OBH2BMNOJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/P6OB/H2BMNOJ8/F94P6OBH2BMNOJ8.SMALL.jpg ddavis662 As far back as I can remember, I've all ways wanted to make a wind generators. My 1st and only attempt was back in high school, when I had built one using wooden blades and turning a bicycle generator. So after getting hooked on Instructables .com and viewing other members wind mill projects, I've ...
By: ddavis662

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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:47:45 PDT
My Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/Q0CM/GN1I6G78/F96Q0CMGN1I6G78.SMALL.jpg ARJOON This wind turbine was made mostly from a dismantled photocopier including the 2 big motors and gears.  The turbine produces 12Watts at 10-16v normally(wind10-20km). When the wind blows a little bit more(20-25km/h) it can produce over 20watts of electricity. i use it to charge 1 12v car battery of  ...
By: ARJOON

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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:20:08 PDT
Small Wind Turbine Blade (6 Foot dia.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wind-Turbine-Blade-6-Foot-dia/
Small Wind Turbine Blade (6 Foot dia.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/SOD0/GLPH1O5U/FLPSOD0GLPH1O5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/SOD0/GLPH1O5U/FLPSOD0GLPH1O5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/SOD0/GLPH1O5U/FLPSOD0GLPH1O5U.SMALL.jpg AeroEngineer This Instructable will give you a step by step process on how to carve a real wind turbine blade out of wood (not those fake ones from a 4" PVC pipe, but they are cool too.).  This was designed by me, a real Aerospace Engineer, using real airfoils, and optimized for a small wind turbine at lower sta...
By: AeroEngineer

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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:54:53 PDT
Wind Lantern: LEDs powered by a vertical axis wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Lantern-LEDs-powered-by-a-vertical-axis-wind/
Wind Lantern: LEDs powered by a vertical axis wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/8HD5/GLGCJBXR/FCG8HD5GLGCJBXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/8HD5/GLGCJBXR/FCG8HD5GLGCJBXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/8HD5/GLGCJBXR/FCG8HD5GLGCJBXR.SMALL.jpg dustynrobots In this project, we’ll build a small, vertical-axis wind turbine, or VAWT for short. These are not as efficient as their horizontal-axis cousins, but they are better suited to urban environments where wind can come from all different directions.  Normally, when you give electricity to a motor, it s...
By: dustynrobots

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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:18:05 PDT
Prototype Wind Turbine VAWT Home Hydrogen Production http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototype-Wind-Turbine-VAWT-Home-Hydrogen-Producti/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/H0CA/GJHV8XM6/FAAH0CAGJHV8XM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/H0CA/GJHV8XM6/FAAH0CAGJHV8XM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/H0CA/GJHV8XM6/FAAH0CAGJHV8XM6.SMALL.jpg fozzy13    This was an interesting project, which has potential in the future, but did not deliver desired results.  The idea was to make a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that instead of charging a battery, would deliver its power directly to an electrolysis apparatus to make hydrogen and oxygen gas.  Th...
By: fozzy13

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Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:39:41 PST
Mini Xco2 wind-solar hybrid led garden lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Xco2-wind-solar-hybrid-led-garden-lighting/
Mini Xco2 wind-solar hybrid led garden lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/8K3W/GHUDKDUW/FNU8K3WGHUDKDUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/8K3W/GHUDKDUW/FNU8K3WGHUDKDUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/8K3W/GHUDKDUW/FNU8K3WGHUDKDUW.SMALL.jpg efanfengshun I am science lover .Being in Http://www.instuctables.com and www.youtube.com   I am learning great knowledge from friends all over the world. The longer time I   am staying ,the stronger emotion to make something . Now I am making a Mini Xco2 wind-solar hybrid led garden lighting from junk that I ca...
By: efanfengshun

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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 01:41:34 PST
Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-1/
Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/DAIF/GFA3YDUF/FWLDAIFGFA3YDUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/DAIF/GFA3YDUF/FWLDAIFGFA3YDUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/DAIF/GFA3YDUF/FWLDAIFGFA3YDUF.SMALL.jpg 00MrNotWrong00 I'm very interested in freedom,  and anything you do not have to pay for. The wind is free ,  but turbines cost a lot ,  so here is how to build a ten foot diameter wind turbine on the cheap. Your tower needs an anchor Do not under any circumstances dig a hole more than 3 feet deep unless you h...
By: 00MrNotWrong00

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Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:10:49 PDT
My Improvised DC Generator Build http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Improvised-DC-Generator-Build/
My Improvised DC Generator Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/CX25/GDTLE0CR/FEOCX25GDTLE0CR.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 This is an improvised DC generator I built from an old gas-powered lawn edger and a permanent magnet DC motor. The inspiration behind this generator was to have a cheap way to charge up my battery banks on days when the weather is cloudy and calm, and my solar panels and wind turbine aren't pro...
By: mdavis19

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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 03:41:33 PDT
wind powered generator http://www.instructables.com/id/wind-powered-generator/
wind powered generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/9XGJ/GCI8L2C6/FPL9XGJGCI8L2C6.SMALL.jpg crazy_jim 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...
By: crazy_jim

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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:42:21 PDT
Build a coffee cup model wind charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Coffee-cup-model-wind-charger/
Build a coffee cup model wind charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/93H6/G8B8SHJA/F1693H6G8B8SHJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/93H6/G8B8SHJA/F1693H6G8B8SHJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/93H6/G8B8SHJA/F1693H6G8B8SHJA.SMALL.jpg scraptopower Ever wanted to build a wind charger but not sure where to start ? Well now you can enter the world of wind power with this mini model wind charger that produces around 75milli watts of green recycled power. Easily constructed and made of lightweight materials so particularly suited to gusty location...
By: scraptopower

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Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:19:33 PDT
Homemade Motor Arbor for your Wind Generator or other needs http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Motor-Arbor-for-your-Wind-Generator-or-ot/
Homemade Motor Arbor for your Wind Generator or other needs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/PFQ2/G23UMHL5/F5LPFQ2G23UMHL5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/PFQ2/G23UMHL5/F5LPFQ2G23UMHL5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/PFQ2/G23UMHL5/F5LPFQ2G23UMHL5.SMALL.jpg Candroma After Reading over numerous instructables about wind generators and failing to find a motor arbor at any of my local hardware stores i decided to make my own.  I did find several online, however they were much more expensive than I expected, and the cheaper ones looked fairly flimsy.  While looking ...
By: Candroma

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Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:59:48 PST