Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Reply to a Coment

A few days ago we received this comment to our recent post, "Heavy Metal: Amped on Wind Power". For those of you that have not read it here it is below.

"Any photographs of this event - it sounds awesome. Who were the organizers? I'd love to host one here in Ohio - OU Engineering Prof"

As I mentioned in that post I was entirely exhausted so I did not go in to to much detail or take the time to upload pictures but now I would be more than happy to. We had a great time and this was an awesome activity. I hope that this teachers students in Ohio and other up and coming engineers elsewhere can give this a try and get "Amped on Wind Power"!

The Goal:
Using only a limited supply of cardboard, poster poard, tape, clothes hangers, trash bags, metal rod, and plastic tubing (sorry if I am forgetting anything but you get the idea) we were to build a miniature wind turbine that when placed in front of a fan would reel in a rope hoisting the attached trash can in to the air. Over 30 teams competed and the fasted team to the top won.


If you are a Facebook member this is a video of my teams wind turbine in action. I do not have the actual file but as soon as I get my hands on it I will post it right here.



Here are a few pictures of my teams wind turbine being tested. They are not the best pictures but it is all I have.

I hope that these help you out and if you have any questions or need any additional information feel free to contact me at epoppel@gmail.com. This truly is an awesome project. Have fun with it.

- Elliott