Wind Turbine Final Report Pt. 2

Looking back on this semester, I have definitely gained new skills, both technical and analytical.  The main difference I have noticed is my ability to see things differently.  Prior to…

Wind Turbine Final Report

I have finally completed my wind turbine! After multiple iterations, much troubleshooting, and plenty of trips to McGuckins, it came together quite well.  As with any design process, I ran…

4/13 Update Wind Turbine

Since my post last week, I haven’t made much progress on this project.  I am planning on completing the housing for the motor and hub over the weekend, as I…

Progress 4/6

My motor has finally arrived! It is a 120V 2500rpm DC motor wind turbine generator, and it was only $22 on Amazon.   It is actually much smaller than I…

3-30-update

At this point in my project, I have acquired the blades and materials for a potential mount.  I am going to head to McGuckins later today to pick up material…

Timeline

Here is my scheduled timeline for my wind turbine project. 3/29 – Have all components ordered / bought 4/1 – Have all components in hand 4/6 – Construct propellor assembly,…

Wind Turbine Top Constraints

Here are the top 5 constraints for my proposed wind turbine design. Altitude.  These small wind turbines are not very effective and won’t produce significant electricity unless they are at…

DIY Wind Turbine

For my final project I have chosen to construct a wind turbine that I can actually use at my home.  I came up with this idea from another one of…

Inspirations

I am not entirely sure what I am going to do for my project yet.  I have played around with a couple of ideas, but I am leaning towards using…

Aspirations Chris Coffman

As I approach the end of my college career, I still hope to gain a few skills in my final courses.  Primarily, I hope to gain a thorough understanding of…

Chris Coffman Skill Set

Over the past few years I have actually developed a different skill set than most engineering majors.  I added the business minor during my sophomore year, so I was introduced…

Light Bulb Candle

My inspiration for this project came from a few different things. First, I really wanted to use the most basic materials I could to create something new and artistic. I…

Chris Coffman Upcycle Progress

My idea is to create an representation of a globe using bottle caps (seems to be a recurring theme) and an old basketball that I have laying around.  I think…

Drone Surf Footage

The past few years have seen a sharp increase in the scope of what drones can capture on camera, as well as the environments in which they capture this footage.…