Testing program on left and regular program on right
Measuring the revolutions was more difficult than expected. The first program used a while loop to halt the whole program until readings were seen on each station. Changes were made and the whole function was eliminated in favor of a function which operated transparently. With no wind turbines attached the program was tested by manually spinning posts to generate voltage and a tachometer frequency. Output was recorded in Arduino's serial terminal and graphed in a spreadsheet program.
Graphed output of manual spinning
No more revisions will be made until necessary. This phase of the wind turbine project will be considered COMPLETED. Testing for the turbines will be done in Wind Generator Turbine Design Tests. Construction of turbines will also be done there.
Files for Wind Generator Test Base:
- Arduino code
- STL model for bearing holder no longer used but maybe useful for someone
- STL model for 3/4" PVC bearing adapter
- STL model for pulley
Connect electrical to stations Buy Arduino or Teensy Test each station Debug program Go to next phase and test turbine designs
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
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