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Electronics => Crowd Funded Projects => Topic started by: hamster_nz on February 01, 2018, 08:53:00 am

Title: WindPal - a portable fabric "windmill" USB generator.
Post by: hamster_nz on February 01, 2018, 08:53:00 am
Saw this in Twitter. A 5V/1A windmill in 0.866 kg.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/windpal-portable-wind-charger-for-the-outdoors#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/windpal-portable-wind-charger-for-the-outdoors#/)

It looks like some of the promo pictures were taken in Patagonia around Cerro Fitzroy- somewhat ideal place for wind power. When I was there it was almost always blowing a gale.

Title: Re: WindPal - a portable fabric "windmill" USB generator.
Post by: IanMacdonald on February 03, 2018, 04:01:49 am
You'd need a 13mph wind to get anything useful out of it, and 22mph for 1A charge rate.  :=\