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KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design

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Demonstrate the power of the wind with an affordable and rugged wind turbine.

Description

The KidWind Mini Wind Turbine with Blade Design allows students to explore basic wind energy production and blade design concepts such as pitch, area, mass, quantity, and material on a desk using a small house fan. This kit is the recommended kit to use with Investigating Wind Energy.

The KidWind Mini Wind Turbine is a simple easy-to-build turbine with an optimally designed, efficient blade set that can light an LED bulb using a small house fan.

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Specifications

  • Height: 12 in
  • Maximum blade diameter: 8 in (Mini Turbine), 16 in. (with blade design option)
  • Expected power output: 0-1 watts
  • Table of floor space needed: 6 in. diameter circle
Download the user manual for full specifications

Activities and Concepts

Activity Mini Wind Turbine with Blade Design Mini Wind Turbine
Generate electricity
Light LEDs
Play a song
Measure the effects of windspeed
Measure turbine shading
Compare blade designs
Investigate effect of changing number of blades
Change blade pitch
Measure power output
Concepts Mini Wind Turbine with Blade Design Mini Wind Turbine
Understanding clean energy
Exploring energy transformations
Understanding the relationship between energy and forces
Developing and using physical models
Understanding differences between energy and power
Collecting data with advanced tools
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics to explain and understand data
Designing controlled experiments
Optimizing designs

Lessons, Tips, and Challenges

Download lessons, learn tips for building turbines, and check out the KidWind challenges.

Go to KidWind.org


Experiments and Lab Ideas

What’s Included

Mini Wind Turbine with Blade Design

  • Mini Nacelle Assembly (1)
  • 10″ Mini Aluminum Tower (1)
  • Mini Base (1)
  • Red Blade Set (1)
  • Sound and Light Board (1)
  • Mini Yellow Plug (1)
  • Red Alligator Clip Cord (1)
  • Black Alligator Clip Cord (1)
  • Wind Turbine Hub (1)
  • Digital Multimeter (1)
  • 1/4″ x 5″ Dowels* (25)
  • 3″ x 8″ Chipboard sheet* (10)
  • Blade Pitch Protractor (1)

Mini Wind Turbine

  • Mini Nacelle Assembly (1)
  • 10″ Mini Aluminum Tower (1)
  • Mini Base (1)
  • Red Blade Set (1)
  • Sound and Light Board (1)
  • Mini Yellow Plug (1)
  • Red Alligator Clip Cord (1)
  • Black Alligator Clip Cord (1)

* This part is a consumable and is excluded from warranty.

Note: The Mini Wind Turbine does not include a multimeter. You can measure current and voltage from the turbines using a Vernier Energy Sensor, a load such as the Vernier Variable Load or Resistor Board, and an interface.

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade DesignKW-MWTBDKidWind SKU: A0043$62
KidWind MINI Wind TurbineKW-MWTKidWind SKU: A0041$45
Optional Accessories
Go Direct® Energy SensorGDX-NRG$89
Vernier Energy SensorVES-BTA$79
Vernier Variable LoadVES-VL$59

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