My Wind Power Generator

With my great interest in renewable energy I have been working on wind powered generator which is efficient and cost effective and so that’s how the Shopbot came in handy to help me produce the aerofoil design of the blades.

I used a combination of positive and negative molds for the blades. Below is the positive mold of the blade curved out of ShopBot.

Blade_positive2

One thing I did like about the Cnc milling is that it produces the exact design to the last detail and so I was able to design and cut my wind rotor blades successfully.

This are the blades after wrapping them with fiberglass.

Glassfiber_mold

One of the  finished blades

Blade1_positive

These are negative molds milled out of the ShopBot.

blade2_neg

Blade1_neg

Blade_negative

And the following is a finished wind turbine Showcased at Maker Faire Africa 2010!

finished_turbine

1 comment to My Wind Power Generator

  • Shefali Nefdt

    Amazing Tom!

    Is there a way to email you or contact? I am really interested in your work.

    Thanks,
    Shefali

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