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LEGO Wind Energy

Green Energy Projects with Mindstorms EV3

  • Grady Koch
  • Elias Koch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  3. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  4. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  5. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  6. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  7. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  8. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  10. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  11. Grady Koch, Elias Koch
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 133-147

About this book

Introduction

Build functioning wind turbines that generate electricity; we don’t mean LEGO models that look like miniature wind turbines. This book is for people who want to learn how real turbines work, and to build them using LEGO and Mindstorms EV3. 

You’ll find specific instructions on building, links to parts purchasing, distillation of complex science ideas into practice, and pointers for trying something new. With the knowledge you gain here, you’ll be able to compete in turbine design competitions, such as the KidWind Challenge, Collegiate Wind Competition, and locally organized contests. Examples are given that fit within the KidWind Challenge, including adherence to rules of the competition such as that a specific generator be used.

The complexity of making a wind turbine can make it difficult to know where to start. This book addresses many aspects of the turbine with practical examples. You'll follow specific design instructions for turbine construction, supported by suggestions and background science to go in new directions. Assembly diagrams are used throughout, made with the Studio utility from bricklink.com. Parts are identified in the assembly diagram, as well as in parts lists in the Appendix.

Keywords

LEGO Technic Mindstorms Wind power Wind energy Alternate Energy KidWind Motors and generators charge a battery building turbines hacking LEGO LED Projects

Authors and affiliations

  • Grady Koch
    • 1
  • Elias Koch
    • 2
  1. 1.YorktownUSA
  2. 2.Freiburg im BreisgauGermany

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