Category Archives: Wind

How to Make a DIY Vertical Wind Turbine!

Previously we had several different blog posts on how to make a DIY wind turbine:

How to Make Wooden DIY Vertical Wind Turbine!

Homemade DIY Wind Turbine

Mini DIY Wind Turbine

Here’s another great site that details every step of the way so you can build yourself a DIY vertical wind turbine.

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Homemade DIY Wind Turbine!

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

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Video Tour of Exploratorium in San Francisco!

The other day, I did a shoot with my new Canon 7D DSLR at Exploratorium in San Francisco, there’s a ton of interesting science and technology stuff you can play with.

For those of you who live outside California, you can enjoy my short clip here.  There’s some really cool stuff like the man-made hurricane, I like the most…

My video skills are improving slowly.  Until I get a faster computer to render these HD videos, these

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Energy Hack – How to Make a Mini Wind Turbine!

If you are seriously thinking about building your own wind turbine from scratch, you might want to consider building this mini wind turbine beforehand and test out your skillz.

Related Posts:

Vertical Wind Turbine

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400 Watt Wind Generator for Your Home!

If your house gets a lot of wind, (let’s say for example you live near the beach) you might benefit from installing these 400-watt wind generators to power your 12V garden gadgets.

For do-it-yourselfers, this is a perfect wind generator to get started on re-using the free wind power that’s floating around your home.

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Skateboard DIY – How to Make a Propeller Powered Skateboard!

Well, you thought this wasn’t possible but it is!  It’s a propeller powered skateboard that will propel you forward with the use of wind-power.  Now, I’d like to see this concept applied to snowboards, that might kick start a new sport called “cross-country snowboarding”.


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Today On Keetsa!

Yes, Keetsa has been posting TONS of eco-friendly related stuff and we are here to cover that too:


For all you LOLcat-lovers, you might want to check out the DIY Cat Scratcher for your furry friends.  Also check out animal-friendly vegan hiking shoes that might be worth your time.


Here’s a company that is converting vegetable oil to

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New Years 2009 Resolution – Use Greener Gadgets!

Well, for the year 2009, one of my new years resolution is to use greener gadgets or in other words, stuff that can make our earth better.

Here’s a list of greener gadgets you might want to consider for the next year:

For personal use:

Have an iPhone?  Don’t forget to get one of these solar iPhone chargers that doubles as protection too.

I am sure you’ve probably seen this Solio solar charger before, it ca

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Best Green Web Hosting Companies Reviewed!

I personally do not use green web hosting due to the fact that there’s no green hosting companies that can provide dedicated servers that match my requirements but if you are looking for a cheap shared hosting for your next web project, you might want to consider the Top 7 best green web hosting companies from our sister blog Keetsa:

Host Price/Month Domains Bandwidth Disk Links Good Avocado $4.99 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Good Avocado HostPapa $5.95 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

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DIY – How to Make a Vertical Wind Turbine!


Check out this really cool DIY on how to make a vertical wind turbine.  This thing can produce some good amount of electricity for under $300.

With this one I am hoping to get the 100 watts.

Here is how I did it.

First we need: –5 pvc tube. size 3″X10′ (hardware store)$48

–3 bike wheels. size 12″ (junk yard or ask your kid to use their bikes for a minute) maybe $5

–Ametek38 volt (ebay or surplus store) $60 (a problem with ametek, it n

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