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Kane Augustus
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Hey, I was thinking of building one of these this summer, just to experiment with it and see what it can do.

I was just wondering if someone else has already gone ahead and made one, and what it turned out like? Or if someone had made something similar, and how it compares? Any thoughts, critiques, or pointers to better devices would be great.

Thanks!
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Tom OHern
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These are quick and easy to make and a great experiment to get started with before trying a bigger system. You can generate a few milliamps with them; enough to eventually recharge a pair of AA batteries after a few hours. Once you get this done, scaling up to a larger vertical axis turbine is easy!
 
Kane Augustus
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Tom OHern wrote:These are quick and easy to make and a great experiment to get started with before trying a bigger system. You can generate a few milliamps with them; enough to eventually recharge a pair of AA batteries after a few hours. Once you get this done, scaling up to a larger vertical axis turbine is easy!


Alright. Thanks, Tom. That's encouraging to read that they're a good starting spot. I was hoping that was the case because I'm a complete newbie to this sort of thing (energy generation, that is).
 
Ryan Harp
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Let us know how it goes Kane! This is a great project to catch the wind fever!
 
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