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									Homemade Wind Turbine
How Would You Build A Homemade Wind Turbine?

Right now, there are millions of people around the world turning more and more to
renewable energy sources that they can tap at home.

One extremely popular and not too hard way to way to do so is to create your own
homemade wind turbine.

And while doing so might sound complex and expensive, home made wind power and
wind turbine kits are cheaper than you think and the cost can be offset against your
reduced energy bills, making it relatively advantageous for just about anyone.

There are many wind turbine kits and guides available out there for putting a wind
turbine together. Just do an online search or check Wind turbine on Amazon

But if you would rather go it alone below is a list of materials and what you really need to
create your own Turbines:

What You'll Need

The materials you'll need for your home made wind turbine include the following:




      12" Steel Disks
      Template for Magnet Mounting
      Grade n50 Magnets (10-15)
      Base Form
      Copper Wire - 14 Gauge enameled wire in 2 parallel strands is best
      Pipes and Wheel Bearings for Bearing Assembly
      Blades - These can be made from wood, metal, or a hybrid material of your
       choice.
The list above is general for a specific reason as homemade wind turbines are complex
pieces of machinery that you should be sure you understand before undertaking. Things
like magnets and electrical systems need to be carefully monitored or handled before
putting them together.

Making Your Homemade Wind Turbine

If you realy don't want to use a kit, here are the steps you will need to create your own
wind turbine:



   1. Start out by creating your Magnet Disks. These should be created with the steel
      disks and at least 10 grade n50 magnets. Set the magnets on the disks and hold
      them there with a strong adhesive. They need to be firmly in place. These disks
      will be used for your coils later on.



   2. Next, you will need to build your coil disk, which will include upwards of 10
      individual coils soldered together and encased in resin. Upwards of 35 turns of
      wire will get the job done. The coil disk is the wire wrapped around the magnet
      disks. Wrap your wire directly around each of the 10 magnets until they are
      completely surrounded. Once they are surrounded (and carefully tied), encase
      them in the resin to be sure everything stays in position.



   3. Your bearing assembly should be next. Use the wheel bearings in conjunction
      with your pipes to create the turning parts that will transmit the wind energy to the
      magnets and wires. Basically, fit the bearings to the ends of the pipes and connect
      the pipes together until you have two rotating pieces that will charge the magnets.



   4. The least complex sounding process can be the hardest - that of constructing the
      blades. These should be cut at a 10 degree angle and be around 2-3" by 6-7". They
      need to be the right shape and mold to catch the wind and work in unison. One
      option is to order them separately, but this can make the project much more
      expensive if you are not careful.



   5. Once you finish the different parts, you will bolt it together and get it running.
Keep in mind that a homemade wind turbine will generally not replace your normal
sources of energy - only support it. Also, if you are unsure or completely untrained with
electrical work, you may want to hire or find an electrician to help out with the wiring
part - just to be safe.

								
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