The Windmill

The Windmill was a one day project. The main goal was to explore capacity sensing. On the body of the windmill a large piece of copper tape was attached in order to increase the surface area of the positive electrode. Copper tape on the wings made the passing of electrons more effective, when passing the positive electrode on the body.

Testing revealed that the sensing was not reliable. To fix this, the amount of resisters were recalculated and the positive electrode was made into a spring that would touch the wings when rotating.

The electronics were hidden within the construction.