Category Archives: Wind

Going thru one of my Wind/Water power kicks

Happens every year, I start looking at ways to use wind or water to power stuff. This time around I have been thinking of making my own generators, and how to make the coils. Here are some nice starting points: … Continue reading

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Kite String winder

This is for serious kites. Simple build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kite-Sting-Winder-from-2×4-Scraps/

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Neat portable wind power build

Pretty simply build, use 2 cloth like vanes and a motor, put it all on a string and attach it to a charger.  I am looking to see if I can find a write up on this one too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wind-powered-portable-electric-generator-gif-70788?homelistings#post124289

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Simple Wind Turbine Build

This is a simple build to show a way to generate power from wind.  Cheap build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Water-Bottle-Wind-Turbine/

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A Dual Axial Flux Generator

And yeah I at first thought it was something from “Back to the Future”.  Turns out is an electric generator that the author designed and built for a micro wind turbine. https://hackaday.io/project/159568-portal-point-generator

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Nice simple wind turbine

I like this build except…directions are a little lacking but you can roughly figure things out.  However the blades are a bit of a confusing bit how they are curved just right. http://www.instructables.com/id/Savonius-Wind-Turbine/

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Cool build for a wind powered music box

Nice build and well documented too. Making Music with the Wind

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One colorful Pinwheel wind generator

I like this build.  Too many folks shoot down wind power cause of the “looks”.  This is a nice take on that to improve the look (thought the output may suffer).  My 2 cents, I think I would build smaller … Continue reading

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OK this takes the cake for a cheap wind power

2 Water bottles cut and strapped onto a motor.  I don’t think you can make it any cheaper and easier. http://www.instructables.com/id/Half-Brainer-Wind-Turbine/

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Simple coke bottle wind turbine

Good and simple build to do with kids to teach about electricity and wind power. http://www.instructables.com/id/Coke-Bottle-Wind-Turbine/

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