Monthly Archives: December 2012

Video of Scoraig Workshop 2012

Jonathan Schreiber sent me this video he made about when he came to my workshop last year.  Somehow he also manages to be in the video too 🙂 Jonathan also has a blog here. I will be teaching at more … Continue reading

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3-phase stator visualisation

Thanks to Jesse Salisbury for this nice graphic visualisation of the relative movement of magnets and coils in an axial flux 3-phase design using 12 magnets on each rotor and 9 coils between them.  This is the basic layout for … Continue reading

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Power curve measurements on Scoraig

Together with Jon Sumanik-Leary (E-Futures PhD Student at University of Sheffield) we’ve been measuring the power/windspeed performance of some of the turbines on Scoraig.  The results aren’t always what I expect but they are interesting.  There’s an article about it … Continue reading

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More new ideas from Chris Olsen

Chris Olsen has taken a new turn in his wind turbine experiments and built a direct drive neo magnet machine for use with the Midnite Classic controller. Older stuff by Chris includes a gallery showing how to cut out a … Continue reading

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The refurbishment of Alwa secondary School in Kaberamaido district in Northern Uganda

The GIZ , Ugandan Government demonstrated their commitment towards wind power, but fully funding the refurbishment of  Alwa secondary School in Kaberamaido district in Northern Uganda. they where very impressed, few officials offered hands on , for example that is … Continue reading

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