Simply Make Your Own Electricity. A way to build your own wind turbine for generating electricity using a bicycle wheel simply and with easily available parts. more...
Have fun reinventing the wheel.
Can you find ways to improve on it?
Parts list and assembly steps on the website.
Thanks to Suki, Julianna, Andrew, Anna and mostly Clarice.
Some call it a "Do-It-Yourself-Windmill", like in the Larry Page TED talk video.
You might be able to replace the charge controller with simply a diode for certain generators and batteries bringing the total cost to as low as $50.
With wind ~15-20 mph you should be able to power a netbook computer with no batteries involved.
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