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Windmills a Turnin’ and Innovation a Burnin’

coolstuffDefinitely cool stuff here.

In a contest funded by The Heinz Endowment and sponsored by Pitt, a student from the university created what you could consider a portable wind turbine generator. Not complex, but simple. The cost to build – anywhere from $60 to $300.

He is planning on selling the plans for others to build their own.

The unit creates enough power to run a about 300 watts of lights or a small appliance. Couple that with energy storage from batteries – you could easliy find a fairly inexpensive way to get off the grid.

swbkudosClick Here for the article ….. it’s really is one of those really cool things you probably won’t have to wait years for. So, if you see Micah Toll – thank him for making your life allot easier in the future. A full “KuDoS!!” to Micah for keeping innovation simple.

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– SWB

PS – I have a feeling Micah was probably that kid that the “in” kids made fun of if high school for playing with science projects. While Micah will probably raking in millions in the future – those “in” kids most likely will enjoy their careers at a high class establishment like Wendy’s.

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  1. May 28, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Thanks a lot. I’m not quite sure who runs this blog, but I really appreciate your kind words about me. I’ve already received lots of emails from curious members of the public regarding my wind turbines, so I really appreciate the interest everyone has taken in my project. Thanks again.

    –Micah
    MLT34@pitt.edu

  2. May 28, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Oh and also, I just thought I’d point out that you had one error, I’m actually a Pitt student, not Duquesne. If you could make the correction, that would be cool. Thanks again for the cool post!

    • SWB
      May 28, 2009 at 1:44 am

      corrections made

  3. Co
    May 28, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Hi, slight correction. The article says he goes to Pitt. His partner who made the instructional booklet is from Duquesne. I looked into this more and found this video about Micah. Really cool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBReLnupuXE

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