Wind Turbine

For our third project as action in my Design + Engineering class, we created wind turbines. After a visit from the CEO of Windonics, who brought us a small wind turbine and discussed how they work with us. We were inspired to create our own turbine using creative propeller shapes and various household items such as cardboard, paperclips, corks and a small motor. The project was challenging and there were quite a few bugs that needed to be sorted out, but we worked together as a group and managed to create a functioning wind turbine that would save a couple cents a year, taking 17 years to pay off in total. Overall, building and using this small wind turbine, financially, would not be worth it, but the process was enjoyable.