Wind Powered Beach Mutant Robot

May 25, 2011 by  
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Wind powered skeletal robot made from cheap plastic tubes and rope. Wings gather wind which is stored in bottles and when enough energy is gathered it can move on its many legs. www.itnsource.com Reuters 7968/05

Wind Turbine PVC Blade Design

May 14, 2011 by  
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Video which quickly describes one method which can be used to make a PVC blade.

3d animation | Wind Power | Anifex computer animation | Industrial Design | Product Design

May 8, 2011 by  
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www.anifex.com 3d animation industrial design – product design of a 3d animated wind power generator that demonstrates wind power technology for an online 3d animation presentation, trade show exhibit and 3d computer animation video DVD. Anifex 3d creates high quality 3d animation for the industrial design, product design and wind power industries. Anifex 3d animations are created with the most powerful 3d software packages available 3d Studio Max and Maya. Anifex computer animation also uses Adobe products including After Effects and Sound Booth to complete the video editing and compositing of our 3d animation videos. The Evolution of Fire wind power 3d animation was created to demonstrate Anifex’s 3d ability to market industrial design and product design. The entire 3d model was created in Maya so that the parts, gears, belts, wind blade, etc. actually move in sync with each other. This allowed the 3d animation to achieve the photo realistic 3d quality by all the parts performing their function correctly. Anifex felt that it was important to draw the viewer in and make the connection between the hypothetical caveman’s first discovery of fire, which may have resulted from lightning hitting a tree and creating a spark. This connection was originally going to be created as a one cell cartoon that Anifex was going to place on the product design. As an afterthought, it was decided that it would have much more impact if a 3d animated character was used instead. The 3d

REGENEDYNE Wind Turbine

May 2, 2011 by  
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www.Regenedyne.com Demo CGI for proposed 2GW Magnetic Leviatated wind Turbine. *Efficient Frictionless Power Generation with less maintenance, compared to HAWT. No oil change or replacement of the bearings, gears. Since, MAGLEV does NOT require such. ** Current bearing technology has forced wind turbine designers into horizontal spindle three bladed wind turbines. In this design the huge blades are connected to a spindle in the center. The bearings that support the spindle and control the pitch of the blades (which can be hundreds of feet long) see huge pitch-moment loading, some of which is manifest as torque energy that is focused through the center spindle. The target speed for the spindle is 18 or 20 rpm and the bearings holding the spindle are mounted in a huge casting which also contains a large gearbox stepping the speed up to 1800 to 2000 RPMs which allows for the proper surface speed relationship between the coils and magnets. It is necessary to invert or condition the current, which is expensive. This gearbox is full of many large bearings, gears and castings; for a 2 MW turbine the gearbox can easily weigh 30 tons. This gearbox needs to be mounted on the top of a pole more than 150 feet in the air and be able to support the turbine blades under full-force wind conditions. ***MAGLEV Power Generation, the pitch moment ratio is closer to 1-to-1 then the 100-to-1 as with a horizontal spindle design.

Maglev Wind Turbine

April 17, 2011 by  
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www.maglevwindturbine.com Demo CGI for proposed 2GW Magnetic Leviatated wind Turbine. *Efficient Frictionless Power Generation with less maintenance, compared to HAWT. No oil change or replacement of the bearings, gears. Since, MAGLEV does NOT require such. ** Current bearing technology has forced wind turbine designers into horizontal spindle three bladed wind turbines. In this design the huge blades are connected to a spindle in the center. The bearings that support the spindle and control the pitch of the blades (which can be hundreds of feet long) see huge pitch-moment loading, some of which is manifest as torque energy that is focused through the center spindle. The target speed for the spindle is 18 or 20 rpm and the bearings holding the spindle are mounted in a huge casting which also contains a large gearbox stepping the speed up to 1800 to 2000 RPMs which allows for the proper surface speed relationship between the coils and magnets. It is necessary to invert or condition the current, which is expensive. This gearbox is full of many large bearings, gears and castings; for a 2 MW turbine the gearbox can easily weigh 30 tons. This gearbox needs to be mounted on the top of a pole more than 150 feet in the air and be able to support the turbine blades under full-force wind conditions. ***MAGLEV Power Generation, the pitch moment ratio is closer to 1-to-1 then the 100-to-1 as with a horizontal spindle design.

Martha Speaks | Solar Power! | PBS KIDS

April 15, 2011 by  
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Helen and Martha design a solar powered cart for the “Go Green Go-Cart Race”. Don’t miss Martha Speaks, weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). For more information, visit pbskids.org