how to install HHO (horizontally mounted) How I built an electricity producing wind turbine Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. I found a great piece of property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Let me state up front that I probably won't be able to help you out much if you decide to build your own wind turbine. Since no one seems to be reading the FAQ, I will answer the No. 1 question I get many, many times a day right here up front. Update: Here is a video of the wind turbine in operation. Update: Here is a video of me assembling and setting up the wind turbine on my remote off-grid property. I started the process of designing my wind turbine by Googling for information on home-built wind turbines. I reduced the project to just five little systems. for only $26. . Finally!
Build an Amazing Tesla CD Turbine Build a real working turbine from recycled CD's! This Tesla CD Turbine is based on the Tesla turbine, which was invented by Nikola Tesla in the early 1900's. Tesla's pumps and motors were unique in that they only used discs, and took advantage of the boundary layer effect. His smallest designs were over 100 horsepower. This Instructable is an introduction to my recently developed Tesla CD Turbine, which is made from CD's, CD spindle, pipe fittings and glue. This easy beginners version runs on garden hose pressure and is fun for demonstration or experimentation purposes. The basic model Tesla CD Turbine shows how the boundary layer idea works to deliver power. The advanced model has many cool features, such as the use of neodymium magnets to separate the CD's with the correct gap and a Magnetic Coupler to attach implements, and much more. My next CD Turbine Instructable shows how to make a Magnetic Disc Pack and Magnetic Coupler for more advanced CD Turbine experimentation.
Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About To Revolutionize Energy Production Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About To Revolutionize Energy Production www.endalldisease.com “Every home in America can run on wind energy. In fact these units can be installed on existing power poles in rural areas, to catch the wind and send its energy back to the plant.” - Raymond Green, Inventor In 1913, Inventor Nikola Tesla patented a bladeless steam turbine that he claimed was the most efficient and the most simple rotary engine ever designed. Due to a lack of high-quality materials, Tesla was never able to properly build his engine. One century later, we now have all the materials needed to build Tesla’s turbine, and in 2010, a patent was issued to a company called Solar Aero for a wind turbine based on the Tesla design. Current wind turbine technology with rotating blades is both inefficient, and causes noise pollution, which has been reported to have detrimental health effects on residents living nearby. Bladeless Wind Turbine #1: ‘The Saphonian’
DIY Homemade Tesla Coil Check our facebook page for updates and special offers The aim of this design was to get the highest voltage (or longest arcs) possible from a single self contained unit. Check out the new 1kW Tesla Coil! WARNING: High Voltage Device! This coil operates from 12V or 24V SLA batteries. A pipe from a hole in the top of the sphere and down the inside of the secondary coil is used to supply gas to form a type of plasma electrode. Using Butane gas and air, a blue flame can be used as an interesting discharge terminal. More Plasma Photos The output from the ignition coils is rectified (converted to DC using diodes) so that can charge the capacitor bank C1 shown b elow.
Home Made Wind Turbine | Free R nRg Want to build a wind turbine for your home? I have gathered several PDFs for those who want to build there own wind turbines and have links to them at the bottom of this post. They cover all types of wind turbines and issues that you may run in to such as wind speeds and noise. In VENTURI horizontal axis Wind Turbines wind turbines the blades rotate and describe a circular surface.
8 Completely Awesome DIY Home Energy Projects | Ecoble Small-scale renewable energy is a must for a sustainable home – but converting your home to clean energy options can carry a huge initial price tag. We’ve scoured the web for some of the most innovative examples of homemade energy solutions to compile a collective list of DIY projects to make your home greener and more energy efficient without costing you a fortune. From solar water heaters and gadget chargers to homemade super-efficient refrigerators, you’ll find links (with instructions) to some of the best projects you can make at home… Homemade Energy-Save Fridge The ‘Ambient Air Fridge’ isn’t quite a year-round green appliance but when things cool down in the winter, this homemade fridge will definitely shave a few dollars off the electric bill! The insulated wood box fits snugly in an out-of-the-way doorway and even controls the temperature with an inexpensive thermostat and a couple of computer fans. DIY Electric Lawn Mower Make Your Own Wind Turbine Low Cost Solar Water Heater
This Amazing Wind Turbine Will Remind You Of A Childhood Pinwheel Kohilo’s cutting edge technology has broken the mold in wind turbine design, providing a perfectly artistic, clean energy system that has the highest power density of all renewable energy systems. Kohilo turbines use the least amount of natural resources to extract the greatest amount of clean energy. We are a revolutionary green energy leader like no other, top in performance, quality, affordability, and customer service coupled with the uncanny desire to help make this world a better place to live and breathe. Interestingly, the name chosen for the company; kohilo, is a Hawaiian word meaning gentle breeze. Design: Thanks to the improved design of Kohilo turbines and the vertical axis of the bearings, Kohilo turbines offer far more than any previous sustainable energy system. Efficiency: By improving the design of our turbine and including the diffusers/power fins, we have unlocked the key to developing the first fully functional vertical axis turbine. Materials Applications The Flutter -
Hydropower from Reuse Reused: a small stepper motor as found in a printer 2 discarded CD-ROMs a foam tray some long stick (I used a piece of 20mm diameter PVC tube from demolition) a LED one or two tie-wraps a small piece of scrap paper Non-reused: The only non-reused part is the hot melt glue (I recommend the low temp type, especially when working with kids). Tools: scissors, screwdriver to disassemble the printer (not shown), cutting pliers or desoldering tools for (optional, not shown). With a bit of luck the LED can also be found in the discarded printer. With even more luck you can find some discarded electronics with a LED standing tall on a printed circuit board, with most of its legs still intact, instead of mounted flush on the board. To keep within the spirit, you can also reuse tie-wraps: when you cut them loose carefully near the “ratchet”, you end up with a shorter, but still usable tie wrap. Now to start building, see the next step.
New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional Designs © Saphon When it comes to the future of wind power, one company thinks it looks a lot different than you would expect, and cheaper and more efficient to boot. Saphon, out of Tunisia, is interested in finding partners to mass-produce and market their unique wind energy device, based on their own Zero Blade technology. "The Zero-Blade Technology is largely inspired from the sailboat and is likely to increase the efficiency of the current wind power conversion devices. SLIDESHOW Wind Energy Today: A Look at Wind Energy Projects Around The World According to the company, their zero-blade technology devices are capable of overcoming the Betz' limit, which states that no turbine can capture more than 59.3 percent of the kinetic energy of the wind. PHOTO: Impressive Beast! The Saphon Zero Blade technology is different in other ways as well, most significantly being storage of energy. "We've developed several prototypes.
DIY VAWT In this project, we will build a small DIY VAWT, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. We are not expecting to get much over 50 watts of production, though it would be fairly simple to double the size of the blade area to increase power. This DIY VAWT is based on the use of 4 inch PVC pipes, cut in half, for the blades. The blades are mounted on bicycle rims. This structure is then mounted using 2x4's and a DC treadmill motor is connected at the bottom, via a belt. We have just started this project and have concerns with the following: start-up wind speed required - the gearing required to increase the RPMs for the treadmill motor, could prevent the wind turbine form starting, till very high wind speeds are reached gearing ratio - will a belt gearing system give us the revolutions per minute (RPM) that we need to produce usable power? UPDATE: our concern with the gearing and start-up winds speed held true. Materials: Assembly: Blades remove every other spoke in the bicycle rims.
This Portable, Foldable Wind Turbine Fits In A Backpack And Can Charge A Laptop While most wind turbines are getting bigger--like this U.K. design with blades as long as a football field--a few are going in the opposite direction and aiming to become as small as possible. A new 3-D printed wind turbine is small and lightweight enough to fit in a backpack. Now raising funding on Kickstarter, the AirEnergy3D is portable enough to take on a camping trip, or move from a rooftop to a balcony to catch the biggest breeze. When the turbine is fully developed, the plans will be open source so others can customize the shape of the blades or continue to improve the design. The vertical shape of the turbine is designed to capture the most energy possible from the lower wind speeds that come through city roofs and backyards. Those with the requisite DIY skills can use the plans to buy a few electronics and print the blades of the device themselves, and others can buy a basic kit with electronic parts from Omni3D.
free energy generating coil - zooming in on the parts World’s Smallest “Micro” Wind Turbine Can Charge Your Smartphone & Power Your Home This TINY wind turbine could power your phone. Actually hundreds of these tiny little “micro” wind turbines can generate enough electricity to power your smartphone. How cool is this? Imagine the applications for something like this for off grid use. Imagine large sheets of these little wind turbines attached to the outer walls of your off grid cabin. This means the walls could generate power as well as your roof, which would be covered in solar panels. This would be a phenomenal wind/solar energy platform which could generate more than enough to power your home. “…Chiao said because of the small sizes, flat panels with thousand of windmills could be made and mounted on the walls of houses or building to harvest energy for lighting, security or environmental sensing and wireless communication…” via: via: