This is a wind powered turbine that shows you that you can make power by using the wind. This costs around 50 dollars, and is easy to build in a day.
Step 1: Materials You Will Need Are:
◊ (5) 1” PVC 90° Fittings
◊ (3) 1” PVC T Fittings
◊ (5 ft) 1” PVC Pipe
◊ (1) 1” PVC Coupler
◊ (1) Motor 500 (Pitsco)
◊ (4 ft) 22 Gauge Hook Up Wire
◊ (2) Clips (Alligator or Banana)
◊ (1) Simple Multimeter to Record Power Output
◊ (1) Hub, Tinkertoy or a round piece of wood to attach blades)
• 4” dowels 3/8” dia. (or Tinkertoy rods)— attach blades that you make to this. To build this turbine from scratch you’ll need at a minimum a drill, ruler, PVC cutter or hacksaw, wire strippers, soldering iron, solder, duct tape, glue.
♢ (4) Shrink tubes
Step 2: Assemble Base:
Piece PVC piping together as shown, cutting 2, 6 in pieces. Make 2 of these.
Step 3: Make Support Beam:
Cut 2 PVC pieces of 4 in. Assemble using the T piece.
Step 4: Add Pole to Support Turbine:
Cut a 18 in PVC piece and place in 90°bend.
Step 5: Place 45° Angle Piece:
Place 45°angle piece at the top of the support beam.
Step 6: Make Blades:
Make blades from wood. After you make and sand blades, tape eye hooks to the end of the blades. ×4
Step 7: Make Wooden Hub:
Drill 4 holes in wooden wheel to screw eye hooks into.
Step 8: Putting Blades to Hub:
Add the blades to the hub. All of them. All four.
Step 9: Adjusting Motor:
If your motor doesen't fit the piping snugly, add tape around motor to fit securely.
Step 10: Wires:
Solder wires to motor.
Step 11: Solder Alligator Clips:
First put shrink tubes on wires then solder alligator clips to wires. Next shrink the tubes with a blow dryer.
Step 12: Finishing Touches:
Connect your multimeter to the alligator clips and place wind mill on top of an air conditioning unit.
Step 13: Additional Options:
If you are interested in harnessing this power, you may add an inverter at this point.