Monthly Archives: April 2010

More videos of people making wind turbines

Winding coils in France using Eddy’s tensioner by Hugh (Scoraigwind) Building two 1200 mm diameter turbines in France by Hugh (Scoraigwind) V3 in Sheffield with Engineers Without Bordersvideos by Robin Lovelace

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Picture diary from Leucate France

Lots of nice photos from the Leucate course in the south of France on a clifftop in an abandoned communications base near a lighthouse. There is a page dedicated to the small 1200 diameter turbine (watch out it rotates to … Continue reading

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Warning…These magnets are Extremely Dangerous….

Harold Graley sent me this: Warning…These magnets are Extremely Dangerous…. I was prying two Magnets apart when all of a suddon, the two magnets slammed together pinching my index finger between them… There was no one around to help me, … Continue reading

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pdf drawings of how to build a wind turbine

Piet Willem Chevalier writes I posted my drawings on my site that helped me allot explain to the local malians how to make the wind turbine. Please tell others who might be interested in it for training purposes in developing … Continue reading

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Recipe book axial wind turbine plans now translated into Spanish

Bajatec are now selling the my metric axial plans in Spanish The Hungarian translation is nearly ready too.

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Coil winder made from 5 mm steel sheet

Noam Dotan writes: Hello Hugh. While making the laser cut for the new turbine, we have decided to spoil ourselves and cut the parts for the coil winder from 5 mm metal sheet. We made the coils yesterday and they … Continue reading

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When the wind stops

Vivek Mundkur writes: Hi Hugh I got hold of 100 LED modules and lit them up with the pedal generator. With effortless pedalling they work. I could light up 100 more I think. Each LED takes only 0.72 watts power … Continue reading

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