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03/01/2019

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G Vesonder

This sounds like a great senior design project for our mechanical engineers!

steve crandall

Yeah .. understanding some basics about wind, water, heat transfer but on an inexpensive and manageable scale. Then instrumentation and testing and thinking about how you'd improve your design.

I'd use an electric motor I could carefully control rather than a windmill to understand things later on. Maybe play with a kilowatt or two max and tell them to think in terms of a stove's heating element.

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