Building a 0.5 metre cardboard turbine

This is the result of a few weeks experiments with card, the turbine will turn in a 0.5 mph wind, (very slow walking pace), it is a miniature, and simplified version of the real turbines seen all over the place these days.

I am having some success with a small generator that will enable this small turbine to demonstrate the power generation capability of the wind.

The whole kit comprises 2 sheets of A4 card, a drinking straw, a wooden BBQ skewer and some detailed instructions (you need to supply your own glue!)

I am hoping that schools and colleges may find this kit of value as part of a study of alternative technology

These drawings and pictures should give you a flavour of the design, they are not included to enable you to build one!

Copyright Jim Barr March 1998