2015-05-07 (Th) Wind Generator Test Base

Stenciled plastic sheets were cut into shape using a tabletop band saw with a fine-tooth blade. The holes intended for the bottle nozzles were drilled to 1 1/8" (28mm) using a spade drill bit. The center hole in each piece was drilled to 5/16" (8mm). Edges were sanded using a belt sander. These pieces will each mount through the middle with a 5/16" (8mm) bolt. The large outside holes will accept the nozzle from a 2-liter soda bottle. Soda bottles will be cut to cup wind. Retaining caps from soda bottles must be removed for the plastic sheet to fit.

 Pieces cut on band saw

Spade drill bit
Cut and drilled
Soda bottle held securely

Long uniform strips of plastic were cut on a radial arm saw. These pieces will be held in place above brackets to ensure stabilizing bearings are held a short distance apart but held firmly. The bottom half of a pulley was printed from the .stl model to ensure that dimensions were all acceptable and the square peg hole functioned properly so the pulley could be put onto a carriage bolt. The top surface of the pulley was not smooth so fastening two halves together would be difficult.

  Plastic strips for structural support

Printed pulley on 5/16" carriage bolt

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
  • Build
  • Test for usability
  • Go to next phase and test turbine designs

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2015-04-28 (Tu)