How to build a wind turbine



Mounting aka LEGO for grownups

The mounting is made up of a number of parts including hub, motor, and a tail. The blades attach to the hub which in turn attaches to the mounting. The hub attaches to the motor with a tail at the opposite end ensuring that the blades always face the wind (a wind turbine would not be much use if it just flaps around in the wind). Ensure that there is room to attach the finished mounting to the tower by way of a bearing and you’re good to go.

Tower of power

The tower will hold the head high into the wind where hopefully it’ll turn and spin generating enough electricity. Make sure the tower is sturdy enough that it can bear the load without going down. After all, it needs to work in the wind and not come crashing down to the ground.

Written by Ryan F Perez

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