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= Overview  =
 
= Overview  =
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*The intent of this project, created in collaboration with Mech425, is to identify the best angle for flat, uniform blades that would typically be used to create homemade wind turbines
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*The intent of this project, created in collaboration with Mech425, is to identify the best angle for flat, uniform blades that would typically be used to create homemade wind turbines<br>
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*The project has been selected to provide support to individuals looking to generate electricity by harvesting the wind.<br>
 
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*The project has been selected to provide support to individuals looking to generate electricity by harvesting the wind.
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*The target audience are people who can not afford commercially available models and have chosen to build their own.
 
*The target audience are people who can not afford commercially available models and have chosen to build their own.
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Flat blades are less common than other designs but offer significant benefits, especially in low income or remote areas. The following is a list of benefits offered by using flat blades:  
 
Flat blades are less common than other designs but offer significant benefits, especially in low income or remote areas. The following is a list of benefits offered by using flat blades:  
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*Easy to build
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*Easy to build  
*Less design and local knowledge required
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*Less design and local knowledge required  
*Less machinery is required during construction compared to a curved design
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*Less machinery is required during construction compared to a curved design  
*Less time is required for construction purposes
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*Less time is required for construction purposes  
 
*Easier to ensure conformity among the blades<br>
 
*Easier to ensure conformity among the blades<br>
  
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