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$861
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
15
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 12 2011 7:52 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Idea

The intended outcome of this project is to develop a small wind turbine that can be built for cheap, and that can be used with more wind turbines to marginally increase electricity output. Some of the parts in this project are still conceptual and have not been built before. Some of the parts include: A redesigned DC turbine. Modular plastic components, and an Arduino wind turbine controller.

From early estimates we project that the cost to build one turbine (after development) would likely be less than $75, seeing as how all the plastic parts only cost $32.

The Plan

We will likely be using Autodesk Inventor to make prototypes to print from a Reprap. And we may commission an Arduino to monitor the gears, electronics, and the systems output. We don't know how this is going to take us, but we'd assume it's going to be at the least 3 months.

Your Funding

And finally the big question, what will we be using the funds to pay for? PLA plastic to print Reprap prototypes, metal to machine custom parts, and to pay for rent on our warehouse space.

$1000/mo Warehouse.

$100 per machined part.

$50 per spool of PLA plastic.

Priceless, a custom made wind turbine.

Read more here: http://www.jaxhax.org/wiki/Small_vertical_wind_turbine

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    We'll send you a set of the Reprapped parts, at no cost. So you're well on your way to making your own Wind Turbine.Thank you for helping out the project, we will notify you when we have completed designing the parts.

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    We'll send you most of the parts needed, so you're well on your way to making your own Wind Turbine (Shipping included). Thank you for helping out the project, we will notify you when we have completed designing the parts.

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    We're going to be sending you a complete set of parts to make a complete Wind Turbine (shipping included). Thank you for helping out the project, we will notify you when we have completed designing the parts.

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    We're going to be sending you two complete Wind Turbines with something special to show our appreciation! (shipping included). Thank you for helping out the project, we will notify you when we have completed designing the parts.

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Funding period

- (30 days)