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KidWind Basic Turbine Building Parts
KidWind Basic Turbine Building Parts

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The Basic Turbine Building Parts kit includes the KidWind Hub, a wind turbine generator, and 25 dowels, all in one package.

Blade pitch protractor NOT included.

These are the bare-bones components to build your own experimental wind turbine. This package is great for students who don't want a ready-made wind turbine tower and base, and is great for educators who want an affordable way for each of their students (or student groups) to do hands-on experiments with wind power.

Housing dimensions Approximately 8 in. x 12 in. x 1 in.
Expected temperature change 0-20 F

You Can:

  • Build a DIY wind turbine. The hub attaches to the generator. Students build blades, attach them to dowels, and insert the dowels into the hub for experimentation. The DC generator produces electricity when it spins.


  • Exploring energy transformations (Design, build, and evaluate devices that convert one form of energy into another form of energy)
  • Understanding renewable Energy
  • Learning about circuits, electricity, and magnetism
  • Understanding the relationship between energy and forces
  • Understanding the relationship between forces and motion
  • Understanding angles
  • Exploring concepts of lift, drag, and torque
  • Developing and using physical models
  • Understanding differences between energy and power
  • Designing controlled experiments
  • Optimizing designs
  • Analyzing data
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many blades can I build?

    The hub has 12 holes, so you can experiment with any number of blades up to 12 (2, 3, 4, 6, or 12 work well!)

  • Can I use these parts in a KidWind Challenge competition?

    Yes! This kit includes the competition generator, and the other components are allowed in the challenge.

  • How can I build a simple PVC pipe tower for my wind turbine?

    Check out the instruction manual for instructions on building the PVC tower.

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