As a bonus, also on Instructables, see how this man built his own larger scale wind turbine for his home. He lives in a remote area of Arizona where electric service was not possible otherwise. He also has links to instructions on building a solar panel and a biomass gassifier. Electricity Producing Wind Turbine.
An extra bonus: Top 10 Repair Projects You Should Never Pay For over on Lifehacker. Find instructions for repairing bicycles, clothing, plumbing and so much more that can cost you a pretty penny to get done professionally.
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