Wind-Power Generator

How to build a residential-sized wind-turbine!

I produced this video while attending a course at Clackamas Community College.  As a class, we set out to construct two wind-turbines.  One with 3′ blades and the other with 6′ blades.

… I dropped the ball on this one!  I do not have a parts/tools list.  But, I can say it was the instructors goal to use as little manufactured parts as possible.  The radial bearing and rare-earth magnets are obvious exceptions.

Caution: Rotor becomes dangerous once the magnets are attached.  One wrong move could have easily broken someones arm!




Rather start with something smaller that has a clear set of directions?!  I don’t blame you.  Try this Mini-Wind Turbine from the Pembina Institute.

..or, you may want to try another form of power generation.

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Energy Workshop

This is the Energy Workshop!

I will be periodically uploading DIY projects (with how-to video) for others to examine/replicate/comment on/share.  There is no particular order.  Choose any subject that interests you.

I challenge you to improve upon my projects!  Send them back to me and i’ll update the design… and give you the credit.

Want to be a better circuit designer? Visit the ‘simulations laboratory‘ to learn new ways to test your ideas.

Note:  Please provide constructive feedback!  I am officially crowd-sourcing the improvement of my videos, website, and project ideas to all of you.  


Let’s get building!!

Analog:  *Power supplies, *Filters, *Electromagnetism

Digital: *Pulse Width Modulation, *Arduino, *User Interface

Electro-Chemical Storage: *Energy Storage, *Battery Chargers

Generation: Solar, Wind, Hydro

*No Projects Yet Available

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