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Windbelts Answered

I was revisiting some of my old instructables, being a narcissist, and realized it had been two months since I posted my windbelt. Now I haven't done anything with it, it sits in the junk box, but considering the great excitement when the concept had first come out, I was wondering, has anyone done anything interesting since?

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Kiteman (author)2012-03-30

Since this has been bumped, have you thought of mounting one in a bike frame to charge up batteries for the lights?

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cwelke (author)2012-03-29

He used Mylar coated Taffeta Tape, its a kite making material that is extremely light and has incredible tensile strength so its reactions are more violent in the wind.

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medievalbiscuits (author)2008-03-30

Trying to build one similar to the one in Shawn Frayne's video. I have some small coils and made a frame out of bent sheet metal and am testing different types of materials as the "belt". So far the most i have generated is around 2 mV AC with scotch tape. I don't see how Frayne is getting 1.5 volts? Maybe i need some bigger coils?

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ry25920 (author)2008-01-22

just so I know, a wind belt is a wind turbine?

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zachninme (author)ry259202008-01-22

No, a wind belt vibrates very quickly, a turbine spins. Tool has an instructable on a POC wind belt.

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