Cool Wind Turbine Kits from the KidWind Project

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The KidWind Project is run out of Michael Arquin’s basement in St. Paul, MN, and is all about educating kids about wind power.  One part of this is offering really cool wind turbine kits from their website for home assembly and use in science fair presentations.

This low-cost wind turbine was developed for educational use at British Council events in the UK.   

The turbine comes as an easy-to-assemble unit and is capable of powering a buzzer, LED or solar motor. The turbine unit comprises eight 3mm corriflute blades each of which can be separately angled by twisting on their aluminum spokes.

These kits look like great Geekdad family projects.  I can especially imagine combining these with some kind of Lego build for a self-sustaining robot of some kind!  Found via Treehugger.

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