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Micro-Turbines for Water Power

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==Title of the device or system Micro-Turbines for Water Power== Project developed by [your name linked to your user accounthttp://www.appropedia.org/User:Ejhunt Emily Hunt]
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==Abstract==
# Paragraph description This is a cross-flow turbine<ref> Wikipedia: Cross-flow turbine Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-flow_turbine</ref>, essentially a water wheel turned by naturally flowing water to produce energy. Unlike a dam, or a mill wheel this is very small, more used in smaller streams and such. This provides energy without the cost of fuel and the OSAT - why only time and energy used to work on it is set up and very occasional maintenance. This is used in developing areas around the world because it Appropriate? What need does 's much cheaper and less time consuming. This design takes it fulfil? Are there case studies you have found to the next level where the material costs of a technology being used successfully?# Picture of completed print the wheel itself are significantly reduced using 3D-printing. [[image:name-of-your-imageWater_Wheel.pngjpg|500px300px|right]]
== Bill of Materials==
# Provide a full BOM -- Materials needed for fabrication PLA or ABS Filament (1.75mm)# All of device the STL files and alternative materials if they the SCAD files are not available, prices[http:/sources of non-printable parts/www.thingiverse.com/thing:577204 here].## Upload and link to all source filesPlastic Epoxy for better blade adhesion. ## Upload and link Hook up to all STLsactually generate power
== Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT==
# [[Delta_Build_Overview:MOST| MOST Delta RepRap]] or similar RepRap 3-D printer
#Knife/Exacto Knife
== Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT ==
* If you used special skill – link to relevant wikipedia or wikiversity articles/courses3D-printing
== Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions==
# Provide directions for print/assembly - be detailed enough in your “how to” to ensure that someone could construct Slide the device from your description. Consider blades into the slots so the elegance of IKEA like instructionswheel handles are facing out.# Include print time estimate# Include assembly time estimate# Including drawings or pictures if friction isn't sufficient to hold the blades then add a small amount of epoxy onto the device at stage inside of assembly at minimumthe wheel on the blades for more secure fit. (http://www.appropedia.org/Special:Upload)# Consider video if appropriate{|style="border:1px solid #73BF73; background-color: #E6FFE6; margin-left[[image:Water_Wheelend.1em; margin-top:2px; -moz-border-radius:15px;" align="right" width="150px"!<big>Example video summary of textbook</big>jpg|-300px|<center>{{#widget:YouTube|id=yiJDx9dCfEQ}} </center>|-|}right]]
=== Common Problems and Solutions===
* Include common mistakes/problems to avoid in building your OSAT and how to overcome themPoorly fitting blades, or broken wheel spokes are both fixable with a small amount of epoxy
== Cost savings==
* If your solution # The mini wheel is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriateabout $0.30# Estimate your costsCost saving really depend on the size of the wheel.# Find a commercial equivalent# Calculate Some micro-turbine plants can cost up to $ savings and % savings20000<ref>Wikipedia: Micro Hydro Available:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_hydro</ref>.
==References==
 
* The sources of information (e.g. engineering handbooks, journal articles, government documents, webpages, books, magazine articles etc.). References should use the <nowiki> <ref> </ref> and <references/> </nowiki>tags and can be in any format but should include all the information necessary for someone else to find the same information you did. For example: <ref> web page: Department of Energy (DOE) Landscaping and Energy Efficiency, DOE/GO-10095 (1995) Available: http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/landscape.html</ref>
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Based on the developmental needs addressed (e.g. food, heat, electricity, clean water, health care, etc.) be sure to label your device in the proper categories e.g. use [[Category:Water]]. Be sure to categorize your device so that it will be easy to find – for example “Low voltage connection basics” is categorized in
 
 
[[Category:How tosWater]][[Category:Electricity3D printing]][[Category:Electric lightingOSAT 3D-Printable Designs]].
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