2015-05-05 (Tu) Wind Generator Test Base

After a couple failed bearing holder prints a version of the holder was decided upon which did not fully enclose the bearing. This bearing holder design relies on the mounting surface to hold the bearing in place. The number of bearing holders to print is also reduced by half since only one holder is necessary rather than two halves.
Model of bearing holder

Print of bearing holder

A sketch was done of the testing fixture which would hold two wind turbine designs and drive two motors with pulleys. This design is not expandable or modular so it will probably be redesigned to hold a single test turbine which will be hooked up to a main controller with a

Original schematic with highlighted section for single test unit

Files for Wind Generator Test Base:
The OpenSCAD file below is not necessary unless you want to change something
 To do:
  • Design mounting rack for each test unit
  • Design electrical
  • Design and write program
  • Model pulley
  • Build
  • Test for usability
  • Go to next phase and test turbine designs

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Completed projects from year 1.
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2015-04-26 (Su)