Category Archives: my own projects

Some video of my presentation

Here is footage from the presentation I made for the Windempowerment Conference in Athens last month. Actually this is a backup that was not used at the conference as I was able to make the same presentation live (and said … Continue reading

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Build your own windmill workshop course on Scoraig April 18th 2015

I am planning to hold a course here on Scoraig in April.  We’ll build and test a wind turbine as usual.  Accommodation is provided from Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th April 2015.  These will be the arrival and departure days.  … Continue reading

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New edition of metric Recipe Book as Scribd PDF file

This will probably be the final edition of my Recipe Book, first published in 2009.  Minor changes since last year’s edition and significantly better than the first ebook 2010 edition. This was removed by scribd for a few days because … Continue reading

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Ferrite magnet wind turbine plans books printed out

2F Wind Turbine Construction Manual My new plans for making a 2 metre diameter wind turbine using the more durable ferrite magnets are now available in hard copy form by post from me. It’s the same as the ebook version … Continue reading

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2014 English Units Recipe Book available as ebook

My Wind Turbine Recipe Book comes in two editions: Metric and “English Units” (also known as “Inches” or “North American” edition).  I had to publish the English units edition because the 46x30x10mm magnets, and the metric wire sizes that I … Continue reading

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ebook plans for 2F turbine now finally published

Over the last couple of years I have been building some ferrite magnet alternators.  This is partly due to the sharp increase in neo magnet pricing a few years back and also the problems I have seen with neo magnets … Continue reading

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Scoraig Wind turbine workshop 2014 photos

Here are some photos of the workshop.  There were 8 participants plus me.  We built a 2.4 metre diameter 24-volt turbine from the Recipe Book.  Weather was great and we even got a little wind on Friday so the machine … Continue reading

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Clearer drawing of the 10-pole 12 coil design

Note added at end of 2017: For some reason this page is the most popular page on my blog, and there has been a stream of comments and discussion.  I am glad if it is useful but I feel the … Continue reading

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Photos of the Scoraig wind turbine building workshop

Participants: 6 (Robert, Jonathan, Kostas, Benji, Yanti and Kern) Dates: 5-12 May 2012  Location: Scoraig. Project: 3 metre machine using ferrite/ceramic magnets at 24VDC Poles: 10, (3 magnet blocks 50 x 50 x 20 per pole) Coils: 12 (37 turns … Continue reading

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Servicing the 6kW Proven on Scoraig

I have just done a service on our local Proven 6kW (aka Proven 11, aka Kingspan Wind KW6) at the Council’s School here on Scoraig.  First time it has been taken down since 2006.  Installed in 2003 by Sangsters. Nothing … Continue reading

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