Thursday, 27 March '14 - Monday, 14 April '14
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power. A wind turbine used for charging batteries may be referred to as a wind charger.
The result of over a millennium of windmill development and modern engineering, today's wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning signs. Slightly larger turbines can be used for making small contributions to a domestic power supply while selling unused power back to the utility supplier via the electrical grid. Arrays of large turbines, known as wind farms, are becoming an increasingly important source of renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
For this challenge: Although wind turbines share characteristics with windmills, in this challenge we are concerned with wind powered electricity generators. Your turbine can work on either a horzontal or vertical axis and sky is the limit for the size based on the desired power output.
Note: Due to the release of the new 3D Warehouse on Trimble's servers, I am asking that participants to help me and voters identify their models by putting their name in the title of their model.
For example: If your name in the 3D Warehouse is "JediCharles" and you want to name your model "Amazing 3D Printer", then prefix the name of your model like this "JediCharles: Amazing 3D Printer".
Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to Francesco Tassoni for suggesting the topic of this challenge. Have a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Submit one with your next vote.
3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 206