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.