Affordably and easily explore wind energy with the Advanced Wind Energy Kit. Students gain an understanding of wind power and discover advanced concepts of wind turbine technology as they test a variety of blade designs.
Affordably and easily explore wind energy with the Advanced Wind Energy Kit. Students gain an understanding of wind power and discover advanced concepts of wind turbine technology as they test a variety of blade designs, generate electricity (0.5–20 V range), lift weights and pump water. All you need is a wind source, basic tools and imagination! Enhance the experience with the WhiteBox Learning standards-based, cloud-based KidWind 2.0 STEM Software Application (available separately). This software lets students “connect the virtual to the physical” by engineering, analyzing and simulating their designs virtually then printing templates to scale and building physical models. 24" H, 36" maximum blade diameter, 18" base diameter. Maximum of 12 blades. Expected power output: 0–2 watts. Three different gear ratios. 5-year limited warranty (excludes consumables). Sold individually or as a classpack for 24 students. Multimeter required and available separately.
Classpack includes 3 gear sets with spool, 3 wind turbine and high-torque generators with wires, 4 motor mount packs, 8 wind turbine hubs, power output board, 6 main body halves, 9 tower base legs, 3 tower base locking rings and hubs, 3 plastic weightlifter buckets, 250-ml graduated cylinder, 3 blade pitch protractors, three 20" wood towers, ½" washers (75), small water pump; 12" x ¼" clear tubing, three 8" hex shafts with hub quick connect, ¼" x 5" dowels (150), three power output packs; 3" x 12" x 3/32" balsa wood sheets (25), 3" x 12" chipboard blade sheets (50) and three 4' strings and 8½" x 11" chipboard sheets (25).