Windmill construction

In a week-long project, students worked in groups to design and build a prototype wind mill. They learned about wind mill design and performance. They constructed the support structure and blades, laser cutting and even 3D printing some parts. They tested their designs and redesigned what they felt should be improved. A participant said “it was great to have a big project to work on in the morning. We got to design and then redesign, learning from our mistakes to make it better the next time.”

A student works on her windmill
A student works on her windmill