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A Windmill Made out of a Bicycle Rim

Yes, a windmill you can make yourself with something in your garage or basement. Make something old new again!

Check this out too. –  Bicycle Wheel: A Surprising Wind Turbine By: J. Manuel Feliz-Teixeira

It inspired us to make one, and we made one from a child’s bike rim. It was surprisingly difficult to put the tape on, so we looked at the video again. He had a bigger rim, and less spokes, thus more space in between the spokes. So we used aluminum foil instead; much easier!

We tested it using a house fan, and it worked! This year, we will try a bigger rim. The turbine part, we haven’t tried 🙂

We hope this inspires you to try this for yourself, and if you do, please drop us a line and let us know how it works out. If you have already made one, please share your knowledge with us. – IKB

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