Saturday, 18 of August of 2018

Windmill Event Resources

The build ahead event for both the Junior and Senior TechnoChallenge is a windmill.

A small electric motor along with a pulley and bushing that can be used to attach windmill blades will be sent to all teams registering in time. Teams must use the supplied motor to generate the electricity. All other materials must be supplied by the participating team or school.

Wind turbines will be placed 1 metre from a large box fan. The wind driving the electric motor will generate current which will be measured with a multimeter.


General hints on windmill design.I need to add a lot more pictures to this, but some useful starting pints.
Motor Hookup
A page showing how to hook up the bushing and pulley to the motor.