DIY Portable Wind Turbine to Power Gadgets While Camping; Make Many More to Power Your House…
Have you ever thought to yourself: “you know what, I wish I could have my own portable, take-anywhere-with-me wind turbine to charge my low power electronic devices”. Well my friends (and if your though was just a oddly specific as that), Instructables user ineverfinishanyth (clever name, by the way) was looking for a way to power his gadgets while he went on camping trips, so he decided to build his own portable turbine that weighs only 16 ounces. Hurrah to free, clean, and green energy!
However, remember that this is a tiny custom-made wind turbine that uses a DC Servo Motor that gives out 1.33 volts per 1000 rpm, so it ‘s not able to generate enough power to charge-up your laptop. This nice project can allow you to charge rechargeable batteries or similar low-energy devices. The mobility of this custom device is the primary appeal, as both the motor and blade can be easily detached from the stand for simple packing and is small enough to fit in any camping/hiking backpack. Check out the video below for a demonstration and then click the link below the video for ineverfinishanyth’s (again, awesome name) full guide at the Instructables website so you can do it yourself.
Posted on June 1, 2012, in Science, Tech and tagged camping, camping hiking, charge, dc servo motor, devices, diy, do it yourself, energy devices, generator, instructables, mp3 player, phone, recharge, rechargeable batteries, technology, turbine, wind. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.