29 Aug '14, 11am

Extrinsic Motivation: Daisy Kite Airborne Wind Turbine

Extrinsic Motivation: Daisy Kite Airborne Wind Turbine

Ram air kites spin a parachute that in turn transfers torque that can be captured on the ground. In a true hacker spirit way, the rig developed by [Rod] utilizes bike wheels and rollerblade wheels in the design. This homemade generator needs a lot of space to be deployed, but it looks like a nice solution to airborne energy harvesting. [Rod] goes over the specifications for the project throughout the build logs on the Hackaday.io page and includes a couple of video describing how it was created and showing what happens when it is released into the air currents outside. Diagrams and models of the open source airborne wind energy generation device are also included.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/08/29/extrinsic-motivation-daisy...

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