What materials do you need to make a windmill?
According to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind turbines are predominantly made of steel (71-79% of total turbine mass); fiberglass, resin or plastic (11-16%); iron or cast iron (5- 17%); copper (1%); and aluminum (0-2%).
How do you make a paper windmill?
Cut two 20cm squares of paper, one in each colour. Place one sheet on top of the other. Matching edges all round, fold the paper in half diagonally and open out. Fold diagonally again, this time on the opposite diagonal and open out.
How do you make a small windmill at home?
- Step 1: Download the materials and print the wind turbine cutout.
- Step 2: Cut out the tower and blades.
- Step 3: Color the tower and blades.
- Step 4: Cut out slots on the tower.
- Step 5: Fold the tower.
- Step 6: Fold the blades.
- Step 7: Attach the blades to the tower.
- Want to learn more about wind energy?
What are the 5 parts of a windmill?
Wind Turbine Components. Click on the parts of the open wind turbine to learn about the nacelle, rotor blades, hub, low speed shaft, gearbox, high speed shaft with its mechanical brake, electrical generator, yaw mechanism, electronic controller, hydraulics system, cooling unit, tower, anemometer and wind vane.
How do you make a windmill for a school project?
Steps to follow:
- Step #1: Building the rotor. Grab the large piece of cardboard and cut out 4 circle pieces, around 3cm diameter each.
- Step #2: Building the blades.
- Step #3: Building the tower.
- Step #4: Mounting the motor.
- Step #5: Building the house.
- Step #6: Connecting the light.
- Step #5: Get the turbine turning.