Final Project Presentation: Windmill

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Jason Savath
May 4, 2017 4:56 pm

Wow! Your windmill turned out great. I saw your project at the expo and was amazed at how well it turned out. Even though the blades aren’t tilted, it is still able to turn. Perhaps you could try to modify the blades so that it would spin more efficiently. Other than that, I really like how you used the stone tile to make the project more aesthetically pleasing.

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Jeremy Parsons
May 3, 2017 12:16 pm

Jack, I think your windmill turned out very clean and I think the real stone contributes to the overall authenticity of the aesthetic. Perhaps you may be able to finish the other sides once it is transported to it’s final home? You may consider weatherproofing the exterior of the final product, just to ensure it will endure the harsh Colorado climate swings! I think it should look great in your home or your family’s home.

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Scott Lowenstein
May 3, 2017 12:15 pm

It was hearing about the background and inspiration for your project. How big was the windmill located near your house? It was also interesting to hear about your design process, and how you went from initial concept to building the final project. The finished product looks great! Thanks for sharing how you plan to enhance the project, and I look forward to seeing how it turns out if you decide to post it again!

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Jimmy Speedy
May 3, 2017 12:15 pm

Cool that windmills are used to grind down grain, never knew that before. I can see you had a good plan for what you wanted to build before your fabrication phase, good planning! The stone tile looks really good as the base of the windmill, solid choice to save some energy. Do you plan on shaping the wood to resemble more of a fin at any point? Overall it looks really good, good job!

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Kyle Aulwurm
May 3, 2017 12:14 pm

The idea is really cool, I like that you’re making a sort of art piece. A lot of good sketching went into the project. The stone tile was a great idea. Adding the side tiles would definitely help to make your finished product look a lot better. Nice job!

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Sam Van Dreser
May 3, 2017 12:14 pm

Very nice scale model of a windmill! It was great to see how simple it is to create one on your own. How did you make sure the blades themselves were able to spin? The white and rock tile definitely fit your aesthetic. Any post project plans? Do you plan on making it functional to something else?

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Avery Anderson
May 3, 2017 12:13 pm

I like how your inspiration for this project stemmed back to the countryside in England. I think you really nailed your design aesthetic. It looks like it belongs in a countryside garden. As far as future improvements go, I don’t think you would get any significant power generation, but increasing the angle of the blades would probably allow for more motion of the blades themselves. Overall, nice job.

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Tori Herfert
May 3, 2017 12:11 pm

I like that your inspiration is from where you used to live in England. The design process seems very hard and long so good job with that! How did you decide on the propeller design you wanted to use? I really like the stone tile you decided to use because it looks very classy and clean. Was the stone tile heavy? The final product looks very good outside in your garden and I like the contrast of the white paint against the different colors of the tiles. Very nice job!

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Emily Pearson
May 3, 2017 12:11 pm

I love that you made your project based on your background. I had no idea you were from England, how did you decided to move out to Colorado? It was also neat how many sketches you made before even starting to develop your project. I also like the tiling you used at the main support for your windmill. Are you going to have a functional purpose for your project? Overall, great presentation and great project!

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