Rule of thumb....
"There will be absolutely
no wind for several
after you have built your
This web site is mostly about windmills,
as windmills are one of the cheapest ways to make your
own clean electricity. In fact the web site was once
called "DIY Windmills". Most of the windmills show here at The Back Shed are based on the motor from a Fisher and Paykel washing
machine. These motors are very easy to find here in
Australia and make excellent windmill generators.
This web site
is here for anyone with an interest in making their
own clean renewable power, plus anything else you might get up to in The Back Shed. The projects and information here has been put together
with the help of other back shed enthusiasts from around the
world, and all information is open source and free.
Pete's Magnetic Levitation project. Just for fun.
Solar pump. 80 litres per hour.
Added the "Blogs" page, where members can share their blogs about their own back shed projects.
Off Grid calculations.
Some basic maths on calculating solar panel, battery and inverter sizes .
Home made solar panels.
Oz shows us how to build long lasting solar panels.
Introducing the Maximite. Its a powerfull palm sized computer thats runs BASIC. With 20 I/O pins, a VGA and keyboard port, its got some real potential.
|In the News
can be dangerous if not constructed carefully. While the
windmills shown here are designed to be strong, I have no
control over the handyman capabilities of others and therefore
offer no guarantee of safely. I recommend ......
obtain engineering approval for any windmill you build,
especially the tower and footings.
place your windmill where a failure could cause injury.
local government approval.
|In the Forums
| Active topics for the last 24 hours.
>> View more projects here.
If you have a question, and cant find
the answer here, then try posting your question on the Forums page
where I know you would get a reply in no time at all.