For our third and final milestone in our math and science class (design and engineering) we designed, created, and tested solar panels. We did this by first planning out what materials to use, and then we drew out the design to see how it would look. We used paper plates for wings, and used wooden sticks and super glue to attach it to a motor. We then hooked the volt meter up to the motor, and used a hair dryer to see how fast we could get our motor to go. This helped me to better understand the mechanical aspect of how windmills work and how to make them more efficient.
We also had an in-person meeting with Alex Bishai from Windonics who taught us the scientific aspect of how windmills work.
“Windmill Meeting.” Personal interview, Alex Bishai. Oct. 23, 2012.