Project start: Getting all the materials needed to engineer a wind turbine. The basics are copper wire and magnets and a system to harness the energy in wind. The purpose of this project is to create a power source that will allow me to run my (micro)computer systems 24/7 off the grid.
Discarded wooden packaging: ideal for making molds.
Tools form drawing the molds.
Marking the mold intended to create the magnetic disks.
Marking the copper coil segments on the stator base.
3m of 1.6 mm insulated copper wire.
24 powerful (dangerous) neodymium magnets.
Current Status: Investigating the best and most cost effective rotation base for the generator. Presently under consideration is the rear wheel hub of a small front-wheel drive vehicle. I'll be a regular at the scrap heap for a while....