Instructables Podcast Vol. 2 - Build a Greener Life: Mdavis19's Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

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Introduction: Instructables Podcast Vol. 2 - Build a Greener Life: Mdavis19's Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

About: I've worked for Instructables off and on since 2006 building and documenting just about everything I enjoy doing. I am now the Creative Programs founder and manager for Autodesk and just finished building out…

Part of Instructables' mission is to inspire our community to create and share great projects. We do this though contests, theme months, and challenges that are seasonally appropriate, part of a bigger cultural trend, or simply areas where we want to see more great Instructables. This year we've decided that our overarching theme will be "Green."

Volume 2 of the Build a Greener Life podcast series focuses on Instructables community member mdavis19, whose off-the-shelf-parts wind turbine showcases exactly the kind of DIY green ingenuity we love to inspire and share at Instructables.

Previous Podcasts:
Instructables Podcast Vol. 1 - Build a Greener Life: Robbtoberfest

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    11 Discussions

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    irrilia
    irrilia

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I can't favorite this....where is it? Wahhhh....don't wanna lose it.

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    belgorod
    belgorod

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I built a turbine like this, only because I was fascinated by the idea of cheap electricity. I used 4 inch PVC pipe for the blades. Since the profile is different, I decided to use 5 blades instead of 3. Seemed to work great. But in the end, though, the joke was on me: No wind where I live. It stands outside as a testament to ingenuity...in the wrong place.

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    ewilhelm
    ewilhelm

    11 years ago on Introduction

    "The hard part is actually resolving to just do it." I totally agree.

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    kilcom7
    kilcom7

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    so... get off ur buts and make something happen

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    brokengun
    brokengun

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is pretty neat, I'd like to see more stuff like this. I would love to see what the guys who made the car with the gasification plant on the back have to say about their project.

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    flio191
    flio191

    11 years ago on Introduction

    awesome. i just have to go and do it. i have the materials to make the turbine, i just got to take some time off other things and just get into it. bah. great podcast.

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    IX Smith XI
    IX Smith XI

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice, that what basicly what I what to do when I get older. elictronic stuff, robots, nothing much

    I had seen this project before, and it really interested me. It's good to hear some more commentary from the designer.