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Wind Turbine Experimenter’s Kit

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$180.00 (USD)
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Description

The Wind Turbine Experimenter’s Kit is a highly expansive set for large experimental freedom. The wind turbine is made from PVC pipe for experimenting with and analyzing different blades and configurations. It enables you to create and test blade designs as well as various numbers of blades. The kit comes with multiple pieces of PVC pipe for numerous heights for your turbine and blade diameter circulation. Six different gear ratios are possible and can be experimented with to figure out which configuration creates the greatest power output to the included voltmeter. Two different blade materials are included along with three blade patterns and angle gauges.

Details

Type: Project Kits Grades: 6-12
SKU: W41727

Safety

  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

SDS Sheets

What You'll Get

  • 2 nylon washers
  • 7 PVC pipes
  • PVC pipe with attached motor hub
  • 1 PVC cap
  • 10 alligator cables
  • 3 resistors
  • 2 screws (6-32 x 1/2")
  • 22 screws (6-32 x 3/4")
  • 18 nuts
  • 2 stand-off posts (6-32)
  • 2 thumbscrews
  • 6 gear shaft pins
  • Gear font
  • Digital multimeter
  • 2 angle gauges
  • 4 hex keys
  • Prop hub
  • Turbine clamp ring
  • Long metal axle
  • 4 screws (4-40 x 3/16")
  • Black set screw
  • Large motor hub
  • Small set screw
  • Long set screw
  • Motor mount
  • 6 wooden dowel rods
  • 3 balsa blades
  • 5 chipboard sheets
  • Blade design sample sheet
  • Weight-lifting adapter

Resources

Learning Values

Science
  • Alternative energies
  • Electricity production
  • Energy transformations
Technology
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental perspectives
  • Social perspectives
Engineering
  • Modeling
  • Problem-solving
  • Technological design
Math
  • Data analysis
  • Formulas
  • Proportions

Specifications

  • Tools and Materials Required: Glue, scissors, hobby knife, ruler, pen, tape

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