These nice young folks in Ecuador have built their own homemade DIY wind turbine, looks awesome and what a great way to create energy!
We wanted to make a wind turbine from easy-to-find materials and using simple tools. The rationale for this is that the generator should be easily reproducible by anyone. This also meant making sure the Ecuadorians could find all the materials locally so they could easily remake it, should they want to (and they should!). Finally, we are not experts and do not have access to a super advanced machine shop, so keeping it simple (stupid) was the way to go.
via hackedgadgets, project page
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