The Windmill Project can be found in the Increasing Power Through Design lesson plan. This lesson plan explores powering a windmill and a wind turbine. When building the windmills, students may run into some problems. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help them get unstuck:
Problem - My windmill/turbine isn’t generating power.
Solution - Check to see if you have any loose wires on the breadboard.
Your magnets may be too far away from the coils.
The insulation on the wires may not be sanded off completely.
Make sure that your microcontroller is flashed with the correct code.
Make sure that you're using the correct Excel Workbook—each Hacking STEM project comes with its own customized workbook.