A pair of coupled solid Acrylic wheels 150mm and 50mm dia on a freely running bearing supported on an aluminium handle suitable for holding in a standard laboratory clamp. Threads can be attached so that mechanical advantage and velocity ratio can be measured.
A low inertia electric motor with plastic impeller. The impeller can be rotated using a hair drier or blower and a DC voltage can be monitored at the output. The output can be used to illuminate an LED, to demonstrate energy transfer or the system can be used as the basis of an investigation linked to renewable energy sources.
The EcoStyle Wind Turbine Kit is a working model of a real wind turbine. It is designed for use in schools, colleges and universities. It is a hands-on model which shows in a good and clear way how wind power can be used to generate electricity.
By using this simple apparatus students can investigate many topics relating to air resistance and windmills.
It can be used in investigations ranging from KS3 to A-Level. The card vanes can be varied in size and number and the concepts of energy conversion and efficiency can be investigated using the small motor/generator.
The Wireless Force Platform measures forces applied normal to the surface of the platform. Supports a maximum normal force of 5,200 N.
- 1x Wireless Force Platform
- 1x USB Charging Cable