In all schools, children are asked to give a project on how they can protect the environment. So, today we will learn how to make a DIY wind turbine. This project will help the children to understand the conversion of wind energy to electricity.
First, let us collect the supplies.
- DC Motor
Steps To Make A DIY Wind Turbine
Step 1: The first step is to make some small circles.
Making Small Circles
Step 2: The second step is to apply the glue and stick all the circular cardboards over each other.
Sticking the Circles
Step 3: The next step is to take a cardboard strip and wrap it around the edges of the wheel.
Wrapping the Cardboard Strip
Step 4: Now, take a long piece of cardboard and cut its one side in the following manner.
Cutting One edge of the Cardboard
Step 5: Simultaneously make some small cuts at the edges on the other side of the cardboard.
Making Small Cuts at another Edge
Step 6: Now, gently fold both sides of the cardboard.
Folding Both Sides
Step 7: In the same manner, cut more than 3 strips and then attach those strips with the circle.
Attaching the Strips
Step 8: Now, take a lengthy cardboard piece and fold it. Once you reach the end, apply glue and stick it. It will be the pillar of our turbine.
Folding the Lengthy Cardboard
Step 9: Take a DC motor and cover it with small cardboard pieces in the following step.
Covering the DC Motor
Step 10: Now, fix the wings to the DC motor.
Fixing the Wings
Step 11: The next step is to connect the two ends of the wires to the motor.
Connecting the Wires
Step 12: Fix the wind turbine with the pillar
Fixing the Turbine with Stand
Step 13: Now, make a cardboard house, connect the two ends of the LED light with the wires. Once done, stick the Led wire inside the house using duct tape.
Making a Cardboard House
Step 14: Stick the house and the wind turbine on a cardboard base.
Sticking the House and Wind Turbine on the Base
Step 15: The last step is to connect the LED light wires and the DC Motor wire.
DIY Wind Turbine
Things To Remember
- Make sure that all the circles are the same size
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.