Make a DIY Wind Turbine!


By: Nick Afanasyev

This is an easy to make wind turbine, which requires only a few spare parts and pieces. You need water bottles, a DC generator and a couple more things. First, cut the bottles horizontally, and melt them together at the tops, then attach them to a pole through the hole of a motor.

It works like this: when the wind blows, the bottles spin, and make the motor on the pole turn, then the motor movement converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. (M->E). then the electrical energy goes to the generator via wires. Finally, the generator powers any devices or loads you hook up.

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This relates to engineering because it uses welding to melt the plastic bottles together. you also need to hook up wires to the generator, and put it all together.

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