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Try different wind turbine/propeller (chord length, pitch) designs by making models from balsa wood. Connect the spinning axle to a DC motor and measure the voltage produced across a resistor to measure power output. Use fan as wind source. (Judge, 2004)

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Bibliography

Judge, T.C., 2004. "Testing Turbines for Maximum Power," California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed February 27, 2006] http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2004/Projects/J0110.pdf.

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