MKIII 50 Watt 3d printable Wind Turbine

This fully functional wind turbine has been specifically design to be manufactured, assembled and operated at home with its unique 3d printable design.

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Description

Support this project and ‘TIP THE DESIGNER’ the 3dPower Turbine is the columniation of 3 design iterations and many hundreds of hours & pounds worth of design, manufacture and testing. PayPal daniel.djd.davis@gmail.com

This fully functional wind turbine has been specifically design to be manufactured, assembled and operated at home with its unique 3d printable design.

The turbine is optimised to produce a peak power output of 50 Watt and start with windspeed as low as 5m/s making it ideal for domestic applications and battery charging.

The turbine has been designed with a unique Passive Variable Pitch (PVP) design. The PVP maintains an optimum power output through control of the turbines rotational speed. Whilst optimising power output the PVP also protects the turbine from dangerous over speed conditions by limiting its maximum revolutions per minute in wind speeds greater than the design point.

The turbine has been designed with flexibility and growth in mind with provisioning for a bigger generator and blade without alteration to the turbine architecture and major structural components generating more power for less investment in the future.

The turbine components have been designed for Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) methods using PLA plastic and 95% of the components require no post processing as these parts do not require ‘print supports’ reducing material usage whilst improving the overall finish of the part. The turbines printed parts can be manufactured using less than 100 meters of plastic making the cost per watt of power extremely competitive.

Product Liability Waiver
This agreement releases ‘3dp’ from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during the use of this Prototype Wind Turbine. By downloading the plans or purchasing in part or in full this Prototype you agree to hold ‘3dp’ entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred. The user acknowledges the risk involved in operating a product of this type. These include but are not limited to the release of high-energy debris or electric shock. The buyer participates voluntarily, and accepts all risks. By downloading these plans you understood and agree to the above terms and conditions.

Materials and methods

Please see print Settings.pdf in the download.

Documents

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    00 Pt 100 02 3d Power Turbine
    ZIP  –  63 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 1000 01 Tower Assembly
    ZIP  –  13 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 2000 01 Structure Assembly
    ZIP  –  37 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 3000 01 Rotor Assembly
    ZIP  –  140 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 4000 01 Generator Assembly
    ZIP  –  20 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 5000 01 Blade Assembly
    ZIP  –  38 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    As 6000 01 Electronics Assembly
    ZIP  –  9.8 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    Assembly Tools
    ZIP  –  5.8 mb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    Parts List
    PDF  –  230 kb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018
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    Print Settings
    PDF  –  280 kb
    Version 1 - Apr 14, 2018

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Comments

Efba701fb211c850cf369b568cb4dc84?default=blank&size=40tljiha added this to the 3D print collection ago
2a0e3276e9dd188947278e7957448d4f?default=blank&size=40AdmSean added this to the Things I want to print collection ago
2a0e3276e9dd188947278e7957448d4f?default=blank&size=40AdmSean commented ago

Any chance you'll be making an instruction manual like you did for the MkI and MkII? I found it really useful to have all the documentation together.

E90e74e6e3c4f456303356136a26fbca?default=blank&size=40Willoug added this to the Project collection ago
5ec1f606c99dab761166fe6e51ccf055?default=blank&size=40_TD_ added this to the Oficina collection ago
C30ea893b630fbc36e4e043b53371000?default=blank&size=40Steve Bannister added this to the Wind collection ago
3b01a8d57e42767ce644a84f7a799e2d?default=blank&size=40Dmitry Evdokimov commented ago

Yes. PDF versions are great! THX!

Mini youtube channel logo 2Daniel Davis commented ago

Hey Dmitry Evdokimov,

Sorry about that, i've upload the PDF versions hopefully they are better?

Cheers Dan

3b01a8d57e42767ce644a84f7a799e2d?default=blank&size=40Dmitry Evdokimov commented ago

Quantyti list and printing settings lists are very poor quality... Cant see anything if i print it on A4 sheet

3b01a8d57e42767ce644a84f7a799e2d?default=blank&size=40Dmitry Evdokimov commented ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! Thanks!

Mini youtube channel logo 2Daniel Davis published this design ago