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Published: August 9th 2016
Cutting the fibre glass
Week 1 at the Windaid workshop has gone really well, we have progressed well! We started by making the blade, it consisted of using a mould and injecting it with foam first. The next day, after trimming the edges and making, it was placed in a mould again with fibre glass and carbon fibre , then the we injected resin with a complicated system that made it look like a surgery room.
We also worked on the stator, that consists of rolling copper coil but it is a lot harder than it looks cause it has to be a certain weight!
We also worked on the rotor which consists of really strong magnets that also have to be put in a mould and covered in resin.
These are different parts of the turbine. It's all so exciting as I have never done anything like it before, I have to learn to use my hands, engineering is art! Haha
The first weekend was really fun, all the volunteers decided to go to Huaraz which is 5h away from Trujillo. We took a night bus and took it easy on the first day due to the change in altitude. We did a
Fibre glass in the mould
gorgeous hike to lake 69 which is at 4600m of altitude. You could see the glacier melt into the lake!!
Much love to you all,
Onto second week...
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