Two separate one day workshops:
Saturday August 6th 10am - 5pm
Sunday August 7th 10am - 5pm
Email [email protected] to book.
Daniel Connell is a renewable energy and open source technology designer. For the last seven years he's been working on setting up collaborative project spaces and giving practical making workshops in Australasia, India, and Europe.
He will be showing you how to build a simple, low cost vertical axis wind turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. It's an easy process, no previous experience is necessary.
The turbine is powerful, rooftop-scale, sturdy, safe, quiet, and efficient. Information will be provided on how to mount and attach applications for producing electricity, irrigation, airconditioning, refrigeration, and other uses.
The build process, with details on materials and tools, is documented in full on his website: http://solarflower.org/tutorial.php?lang=en&tut=vawt
And there is an online community where you can ask questions and receive support in building and installing your own turbine.
Places are $120 per person or $100 each if you bring a friend, with a 10% discount for students, retirees, and the unwaged.
There are only 12 places available per day, so booking is essential.
The day will also include a presentation and discussion on off-grid living, low-tech alternative infrastructure, open source hardware, and his recent building project through India.
All tools and materials are provided. You will be making one three-vane turbine per workshop, which will then be donated to a local community project.
Registration is essential as places are limited. Please contact [email protected]
For more information, please visit the facebook event page.