« finding the best physical user interface - mini post | Main | canada's beautiful new $16 million camera »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)