Windmill-powered music box

This is a little windmill which powers a music box: You can set it up in your garden or on your balcony and every time the wind blows, you'll hear some nice music!


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In order to build this project, I recommend to watch my how-to video, which you can find on my website:

Materials and methods

- 1 Set 3D printed parts
- 1 Set Paper templates Download them from my website:
- 1 Piece Hand crank music box / This will make the music!
- 1 Sheet 3mm thick sheet material(e.g. Forex, Alu-Dibond or Coroplast) / For base plate and windmill blades
- 1 Piece Hard sheet material (e.g. a cutting board) / Used as resonator
- 1 Piece Driving belt (worst case a long household rubberband will do the job) / Connects windmill rotor with music box
- 1 Piece 4mm diameter steel rod (18cm long) / Used as axle for the rotor
- 2 Pieces Ball bearings 26mm outside diameter, 10mm inside diameter, 8mm thick / Used for the rotor
- 2 Pieces Ball bearings 13mm outside diameter, 4mm inside diameter, 5mm thick / Used to mount the base plate
- 5 Pieces Short M3 screws (e.g. 10mm) / Used as set screws for the pulleys & to fix the music box on the resonator
- 2 Pieces 20mm long M3 screws & nuts / Used as set screws for the rotor parts
- 4 Pieces Short M3 screws (e.g. 7mm) / Used to fix the music box on the resonator
- 4 Pieces Long M3 screws (e.g. 40mm) / Used to fix the resonator on the base plate
- 12 Pieces M3 nuts & washers / Used to fix the resonator on the base plate
- 14 Pieces M4 x 20mm screws & nuts / Used to fix the wings on the rotor and the bearing mounts on the base plate
- 1 Piece M10 threaded rod (70cm - 1m) / Used to hold the windmill
- 4 Pieces M10 nuts / Used to lock the windmill on the threaded rod



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