DIY Homemade Wind Turbine for $32!!!💰


hey guys retired at 40 I’ve been wanting
to build a wind turbine for a long time and I just so happened to come across a
couple things at a garage sale and an estate sale that I think will work today
we’re gonna build this out of this so this first thing I picked up at an
estate sale for $2 and it’s brand-new still on the package so the package says
motor reel assembly but I looked it up and this brand is Amtek it’s an Amtek
motor these motors are really well known for being reused for wind turbines
because they produce a lot they’re real torquey they produce a lot of voltage
under not a lot of turning this next thing is a small John Deere windmill and
it’s brand-new in-the-box also I picked it up at my neighbor’s garage sale for
30 bucks okay so now I have to figure out how to turn this into this I think
the first thing I’m going to do is put the windmill together and get it the way
it should be just for a garden or whatever and then I’m gonna see if I can
incorporate this into it so if you don’t have a garden windmill laying around and
a motor like this that’s made for a turbine these garden windmills can be
had for about 60 bucks I think you can probably find one less you went to
Harbor Freight or somewhere like that alright step one done I just gotta
figure out how to make that wind power power a motor okay so if you’re building
on these windmills what you’re after is a permanent magnet motor and only
certain electric motors will have the permanent magnet but the easiest way to
tell so just get a multimeter like this and go to find your DC voltage and if I
put it on 20 so if I spin this one way I’m gonna get a negative reading and if
I spin it the other way you’re gonna get a positive reading and you can see this
motor is real Torquay because it’s getting some good voltage
coming out and just I’m barely turning it that’s the kind you’re after
one that’s gonna produce the most power with the least amount of effort so I’ve
marked mine you obviously it’s only gonna produce energy if it’s going the
right way if you’re spinning it the other way you’re going negative if you
were hooking up power to it then it would spin that way otherwise if you
spin it the other way it’s actually going to produce power so now that I got
my windmill put together I actually took the blades off and you can see this
right here and I actually pulled the bearings out of it so what I need to do
next is figure out how I can get this to fit on this Arbor and turn so I need to
fill this gap with something so I think I’ve come up with a solution it might be
temporary depending on how it works so I’ve got a champagne cork and it’s been
soaking in water all night just to kind of make it a little bit more pliable and
I’m gonna try and fill this up I’ll probably take a mallet and hit this
inside of here and then I’ll let it dry and then I’m gonna drill it out to the
size of the Arbor on this motor so it will actually slide right in there
and then we’re gonna go from there not too shabby
start with a real small drill bit and then I’m gonna work my way up to this
guy which is just about the same size as this Arbor I do want it pretty snug
because when it dries up you know I want that to be snug on there key is to
getting this as close to the center as you possibly can so it’s not wobbling
around okay I’ve got this all fitted up and you
can see how that’s gonna work all right so I’ve drilled a hole through the Arbor
on the motor and then I drilled a hole through this piece in the center of the
windmill I’m gonna slip that back on to the Arbor and then slide a pin through
it and then it won’t be able to move so when the wind starts turning the
windmill it will turn the motor as well all right
here’s a close-up then I’ll probably just tie these two wires just kind of
twist them together or it might come up with something else that just some kind
of pin or something cotter pin maybe the last thing I want to do before I mount
this thing on to the stand no one trying to take this piece of PVC and make some
kind of cover to cover this up just to protect it from wind and rain and snow
and all that kind of good stuff that’s just gonna beat this motor up over time you can see I just cut this area with a
jig saw the diameter this is a little bit bigger than the motor so I had to
cut some of it up so let this thing flex a little bit but this is gonna slide
right in here just like that and then when it sits like this give a nice hard
weatherproof cover for the motor I wanted to add a little splash of color
so I added some red do this cover success