How To Build A Wasp Wind Turbine

So when it comes to wind turbines these days everyone is trying to build the next most efficient wind turbine. Many different designs have come as a result such as the diy PVC vertical wind turbine and the home wind power kits. I recently found out a brand new design which shows you how you can build a wasp turbine.

Besides being efficient this horizontal axis also incorporates a built in nozzle which is supposed to help increase the wind flow. Altogether, there are four components that make up the wind turbine there is the nozzle, then the blades, the shaft which also acts as a stand and finally the generator itself. As far as power output is concerned, you can expect a pull of about 33 Volts when using 47Ohms, resulting is a total power output of about 23 Watts.

How To Build A Wasp Wind Turbine

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • thin, bendable sheet of plastic
  • two boards of MDF
  • glue or tape
  • solidworks
  • 3D printer
  • silicon mold
  • resin
  • screws
  • hand drill
  • sandpaper
  • perspex
  • threaded steel rod
  • 12 nuts
  • thin steel sheet
  • motor
  • bearings
  • aluminum
  • wood
  • gears
  • superglue
  • yellow spray paint

The first component to build is the nozzle using the flexible sheet of plastic, followed by the nozzle and then the shaft. The blades were designed using Solidworks software on the computer, and then printed using a 3D printer. You will have to sand down the blades though before installing them on your turbine.

The motor is set on a sliding block to allow it to slide up and down when it is time to move gears. You set the position by tightening the bottom screws. Use the provided diagrams to build the stand and shaft. There are also pictures provided that show you how to assemble all the different parts together.

You can follow step by step instructions on Instructables, here…

How To Build A Wasp Wind Turbine

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