Vertical Wind Turbine VAWT
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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine VAWT
A beautiful wind turbine (Ø245mm x 800mm). Intended for balcony and low windspeed use.
Designed for my Ultimaker 2+ (max build volume, big nozzle, high printspeed).
Of course you can print it on every, big enough printer. I recommend to use a big nozzle (0.6mm for „Flügel 8x.stl“ with Vase Mode, 0.8mm for the rest)
short video: https://youtu.be/4xszhV_X3DU
added the STEP files!
a smaller Version with a diameter of 130mm here:
What you need
1x . . . . . . . M8x1000mm straight threaded rod
8x . . . . . . . M8 nut
2x . . . . . . . 608 bearing Ø22xØ8x7mm (e.g. inline skates bearings)
2x . . . . . . . bolt and nut (e.g.M4 x20)
1x . . . . . . . pipe or stick Ø12,15..., 30mm (print „Lager Ø..2x.stl” with the same diameter)
2x . . . . . . . paper clip to use them as a cotter
~820g . . . . Filament
Spiral Mode/Vase Mode----0.6mm Nozzle----0.3mm Layer----65mm/s Speed
There is a GCODE for the Ultimaker 2 /2+
Spiral Mode/Vase Mode----0.8mm Nozzle----0.4mm Layer----65mm/s Speed
0.8mm Nozzle----0.2-0.4 Layer----40-75mm/s Speed----Infill 15%
There are two calibration files, the two parts should fit smoothly together.
„Testfile Unterteil 0.8mm“ for print settings of the parts „Unterteil1x“ „Zwischenteil3x“ „Oberteil1x“. The part has a internal width of around 2mm.
„Testfile Flügel spiral mode 0.6mm“ for the settings of „Flügel 8x.stl“. The part should have a width of 1.1- 1.5mm.
- Assembly instruction can be found under this link: https://youtu.be/cVetrYLIKok
- It is important to use a straight threaded rod.
if you have any suggestions for improvement, questions or need further information, feel free to contact me.
Gerne auch auf Deutsch :-)
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