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From Daily Mail–
“A student has built a wind turbine from scrap to help people in the developing world.

Max Robson, 22, constructed a prototype using rubbish collected from skips, tips and bins including an old bike frame and wheel bearings, the magneto from a Vespa, a battery from a Ford Fiesta and bits of wood.

It is so simple, he says, it can be built by unskilled workers in less than a day anywhere in the world.”
turbine
To read the entire article, click here.

We here at T4E Headquarters like the idea of taking scrapped junk and turning it into useful and productive gizmos and doodads, and so I tip my geek hat to young Mr. Robson, and others of his ilk.

* Thanks to reader Dawn H for pointing this article out to me.

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  1. TechPaul,

    Makes me want to go build one of those… I love stuff like this.

    Rick

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    Comment by whatsonmypc | March 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Here where I live, I probably couldn’t build one of these w/o getting the approval of 16 committees/commissions, and paying ungodly-high “permit fees”..

      When I first saw this home-made turbine, I immediately thought of the question arising from storing the energy generated. (Our intrepid young lad has used a single car battery.) I’m sure there must be some way to tie it into your house’s “grid”…

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      Comment by techpaul | March 18, 2009 | Reply

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