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LED blades windmill - design and/or build the components ? Answered

About two years ago, a number of groups at Burningman had LED displays on the blades, powered by the same Windmill.  The displays on each of the the blades could be programmed with different sequences of tri-colors to form art or pictures. 
I am looking for someone to instruct me (an electronics idiot) or preferably build the parts necessary to put a similar unit up in the rural area I live in.  The locals would be amazed (virtually no intelligence regarding technology!). 


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Best Answer 11 years ago

You need to search for POV (persistence of vision) to get the designs to blink the leds to a pattern to make a picture/animation.  There are a BAJILLION.

Next you need a generator in the windmill, to make the power to run the thing - if you want to go that route, not too hard, look up 'diy windmill' or 'wind turbine' and figure how to get that part working to deliver power to the electronics...

then mount it on a windmill.