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The WeightLifter PVC Turbine is designed to explore how well a wind turbine can move heavy objects. Before there were electrical generating wind turbines, windmills were used to grind grain, pump water and saw wood—today many windmills are still used to do these jobs. The wind machines often required the designers to create blades and drive trains that could move large stones, gears, or heavy water. These instructions will show how to build the WeightLifter as well as providing experiments and design tips for this device.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-06-10 15:08:08
Description The WeightLifter PVC Turbine is designed to explore how well a wind turbine can move heavy objects. Before there were electrical generating wind turbines, windmills were used to grind grain, pump water and saw wood—today many windmills are still used to do these jobs. The wind machines often required the designers to create blades and drive trains that could move large stones, gears, or heavy water. These instructions will show how to build the WeightLifter as well as providing experiments and design tips for this device.
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Source KidWind
Date Of Record Creation 2008-06-10 15:02:55
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Date Last Modified 2011-02-28 17:47:11
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-02-28 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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