Vertical Wind Turbine vs Horizontal Wind Turbine Science Fair Experiments Kit

Vertical Wind Turbine vs Horizontal Wind Turbine Science Fair Experiments Kit


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Package Includes
1 - PicoTurbine Savonius V4 Vertical Wind Turbine Kit
1 - Sky-Z Plus Horizontal Wind Turbine
1 - Multimeter
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Features & Specifications of Sky-Z Plus

  • Build your own magnetic induction generator using 4 coils and 4 magnets
  • 26” Produces 1.5v to 7v at 150mA
  • 6 8-inch blades and 6-blade hub with pitch angles allows for limitless experimentation
  • DIY alternator produces current you can customize
  • Magnetic induction generator components
  • Converts kinetic energy from the wind to electrical energy
  • Creates alternating current power so you can rectify power to direct current
  • Built-in LED light that indicates the generated power
  • 4 pre-wound coils (200 winds) and 4 rare earth magnets to build a customize the generator
  • 4 different types of rectification experiments are included
  • Can use your own blades to add more variables
  • Weight: 24.7 ounces (700 gms)
  • Assembled: Standard: 26" Tall Wind Turbine, 26" blade to floor, 18" nose to floor, 6.2" base
  • Metric: 650mm blade to floor, 204mm x 145mm x 145mm
  • Weight: 2lbs 14 oz
  • Metric 650mm blade to floor, 450mm nose to floor, 160mm base

Profiled blades are included with this turbine to generate high power. Sheet Blades are also included for evaluating the blade parameters at different wind speeds. The vane on the turbine aligns the turbine automatically to the direction of wind.

Features & Specifications of PicoTurbine Wind Turbine kit

  • 8” tall wind turbine
  • Easily built in less than one hour
  • Build your own magnetic induction generator using 4 coils and 4 magnets
  • Produces .5V to 5V at 150mA
  • Basic with 4 AC to DC Labs
  • 4 pre-wound coils of enamel coated copper wire
  • 4 ceramic rare earth magnets, grade-5 magnets
  • 1 bicolor light emitting diode (LED) with 2 leads
  • Alternating current (AC)
  • *Tip: To increase power, alternatively use neodymium magnets

Features & Specifications of 7 Function Multimeter

  • Measuring your output of electricity
  • Displays AC millivolts
  • Gives data that is required for your science fair report
  • Helps to tune the alternator
  • Gives accurate readings for DC voltage, DC current, AC voltage, resistance, transistor test, diode test, and battery test
  • Easy-to-read 3-1/2 digit LCD readout
  • Positive set selector switch
  • Comes with 32" leads
  • Automatic zero adjust
  • Overange indicator
  • 2.5x second sample time
  • Low battery indicator
  • Fuse and diode protected circuit


Science Fair Project Ideas

  1. Modify the parameters (blades and vane) of either turbine to see how the output changes at different wind speed conditions.
  2. Use each windmill independently of each other. Measure the electrical output with the multimeter for each. Which windmill produces more electrical energy?
  3. You can use any suitable sheet material to make your own blades for evaluation.

Package Discounts
Purchase 10+ and receive 15% off retail price
(No discount on shipping charges)
Phone 1-800-296-3650

Background Information
A small horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) has the main rotor shaft and electrical generator at the top of the tower and is pointed into the wind by a wind vane.

Advantage: The tall tower base allows access to stronger wind in sites with wind shear. Wind shear, sometimes referred to as windshear or wind gradient, is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere.

A vertical-axis wind turbine (or VAWT) has the main rotor shaft arranged vertically.

One key advantage of this arrangement is that the turbine does not need to be pointed into the wind to be effective. This is an advantage on sites where the wind direction is highly variable.

The question for you is "Which wind turbine is best for where you live?"

Important Information
Ages 11 Grade thru College

Product WarningWARNING CHOKING HAZARD- Small parts. Not for Children under 3 yrs.

Product WarningWARNING CHOKING HAZARD- Toy contains a cord. Not for Children under 3 yrs.

Product WarningWARNING THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MAGNETS - Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.

Product WarningWARNING! HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD. Can cause medical implants, implanted heart pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators to cease operation. Maintain 12 inch safe distance from ion pump.

You will receive parts to build the wind turbines pictured.

The magnets break easily. To separate magnets from each other, carefully slide them apart.

Warranty and Return Policy

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 10 x 2 in


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