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Wind turbines built from scratch produce power and turn heads

Wind turbines built from scratch produce power and turn heads

If you aspire to live off the grid, one of the first things you probably thought about would be how to run all your electrical needs, and also where…well we’ll stick to the electrical essentials. Depending on your location, you may focus on hydroelectric power, solar power, or even wind turbines. Or, if you [Kris Harbor]And the all three. In the video below the breakWe have to watch [Kris] As he masterfully rebuilds his wind turbines from scratch and reconfigures his charging solution to suit.

The rotors are built with a 3D-printed roller coaster

real hacker at heart, [Kris] He used everything from 3D printing to broken auto parts in order to build his new wind turbines. The three-phase generator was built from scratch. The manual stator is securely clamped between two magnetic turns, as the 3D-printed jigs hold the magnets in place.

The CNC cutting backing plate keeps everything together while also supporting the automatic winding blade that keeps the entire turbine from self-destructing in inclement weather. damaged axle from [Kris]The Land Rover provides the foundation for the bearing so that the entire turbine can turn to face the wind, and the various machined parts rotate around the hull. We are the only things he did not do We see in construction were hot glue and zip ties, but we remain optimistic.

Ironically, one of the problems [Kris] It had to be solved is you have a lot of power. If the batteries are full and solar and hydropower are doing their job, where will all the wind energy generated go? The answer is at the end of the video. If MPPT controllers, relays, PWM signals, and failure lockers are your thing, we suggest you watch to the end for an excellent tour of the entire system.

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We have distinguished [Kris]Work before, whether it is his 8.4KW built-in solar frame scratch or his 500W hydroelectric build. If you have smaller aspirations for wind turbines, then 2022 Hackaday Award Winner Might give you a good reason to launch a 3D printer!