How to make a Small Wind Turbine 2
Now what you need to do is find something lying around your house that is a close fit to
the diameter of the remaining housing of the PC Cooling Fan, this is the part that actually generates the electricity. With the fan blade removed it looks like this –
A part that i found that had almost the exact dimensions of the generator is some round hollow aluminum which was part of an old gazebo –
When put close up to the generator you can see that the generator wires stick out the side –
You will need to ensure the wires can fit into the hollow tube and out the opposite end. You can achieve this with a drill or hacksaw if required. I have had to do so below –
Now you can see that everything is much neater and less likely to cause problems while the turbine is operational –
Once you have that done we need to extend the wires so that they go the full length of
whatever tube you choose plus a bit more length to whatever device you want to power. This extra wire length will also allow the wind turbine to rotate in the wind, if not the cable will get wrapped up around the main shaft and break, it will be explained in more detail later on. You will need your soldering iron kit here to ensure a good strong connection and also a few feet of alarm cable or any other type of low voltage cable such as phone cable.
If you have never soldered before it can be quite dangerous and rather difficult to get the wires to join properly, if you feel you need it a guide is available here from Amazon – Soldering Guide.
Connect your new cables to cooling fan wires and solder them like so (when finished soldering be sure to cover both individually with insulating tape to keep them from creating a short circuit) –