Free Power From a Recycled Washing Machine—generating enough to live off the grid
Homemade Water Turbine
A version of a micro hydro water turbine made from a Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive washing machine. In total this system cost around $200 to build and some old channel steel. There is no doubt that there is a more efficient design as far as selecting the correct size pelton wheel and the configuration of the stator windings, however the overall result from something that was made in a couple of days from mostly scrap materials is good. The testing of the turbine was conducted on town water supply however it is designed for a rural power supply. Thanks to Eco innovations NZ for pioneering the use of smartdrive motors for these types of applications.
This is the most efficient wood stove on the planet. It will make gasoline to run a generator and a propane fridge, heats hot water and your home all at the same time. This system works on any dry organic material.
In this Instructable I will show you how to start up a foundry of your own. Now I am in no means saying this is the only way to do it, I am just showing you how I did it. So, let's get started!!!