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*The intent of this project, created in collaboration with Mech425, is to identify the best angle for flat, uniform blades where the primary use is for homemade windmills where there is little access to tools or when simplicity is preferred  
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The intent of this project, created in collaboration with Mech425, is to identify the best angle for flat, uniform blades where the primary use is for homemade windmills where there is little access to tools or when simplicity is preferred.
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*The project has been selected to provide support to individuals looking to generate electricity by harvesting the wind<br>
 
*The project has been selected to provide support to individuals looking to generate electricity by harvesting the wind<br>
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[http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind.html William Kamkwamba] is a fantastic example of who could benefit from the analysis presented in this report. His ambition for a better life and access to scrap materials was transformed into a working device that provides both light and irrigation to his community and inspiration to the rest of the world. As more people begin to develop solutions for their own energy needs, there is great value in optimizing these devices to maximize their social benefit.<br>&nbsp;
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[http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind.html William Kamkwamba] is a fantastic example of who could benefit from the analysis presented in this report. His ambition for a better life and access to scrap materials was transformed into a working device that provides both light and irrigation to his community and inspiration to the rest of the world. As more people begin to develop solutions for their own energy needs, there is great value in optimizing these devices to maximize their social benefit.<br> William's story can be viewed below:
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= <br> '''-- Engineering Calculations --'''  =
 
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