Build a Small Wind Turbine (Sold out)

Build a Small Wind Turbine (Sold out)


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Generate electricity with a homemade wind turbine.

Join Tom Dixon of V3 Power to build a wind turbine yourself, from scratch.

Drawing on over ten years of experience in teaching people how to build small wind turbines, Tom has developed a new design, customised to help you learn the most practical and theoretical skills in a short amount of time.

Key Information

  • Duration: two day
  • Upcoming dates:
  • Start and finish times: 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • Fees: £200
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board share accommodation (single accommodation is available for an additional fee of £20)
  • What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required. We also strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing.
  • Terms and Conditions:

What you will learn

Learn to build an electricity generating wind turbine from simple materials, using a range of hand tools and techniques. You will carve a wooden blade, turn a copper coil, manipulate powerful magnets and fabricate a metal mounting together as a team. Once all the parts are brought together the complete turbine is tested on a short tower and you will see your hard work rewarded as the batteries fully charge.

  • By hand building all the elements you will gain confidence in your own practical ability.
  • The range of tasks involved allows you to get a sense of which skills you may be interested in developing further.
  • Get a fantastic sense of achievement as you see the project develop from a pile of raw materials through to a fully working system, and get a greater understanding of the underlying scientific principles involved.

This course is ideal for a community group, bunch of friends, a team-building exercise, or anyone else looking to get their hands dirty.

Building a wind turbine
Building a wind turbine

Meet your Tutor

Tom Dixon has a background in physics and is V3’s most rounded engineer. He has taught on nearly 50 wind turbine courses and overseen over 30 installations.

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