Windaid week1


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August 8th 2016
Published: August 9th 2016
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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
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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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Infill the mould with liquid that solidifies into foam
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Foam blade
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Second mould
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Close the mould
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Complex system to infill the mould with resin but remove all air to make sure the resin spreads everywhere
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Resin blade
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Placing magnets on the rotor
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In our favourite restaurant in Huaraz
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Huaraz main plaza
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We made it to the top
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The lago 69


9th August 2016

Wow
Impressionant ma chère Laure de tout ce que vous avez déjà commencé en une seule semaine. Je me réjouis vraiment aussi de voir que vous aurez des Week End sportifs et de découvertes "extraordinaires" Vous avez l'air déjà de former un très bon groupe. Cela fait vraiment plaisir à voir. Je t'embrasse très fort. Dad
9th August 2016

Tote va bene ??
Désolée, je n'ai pas le temps d'aller vérifier comment on dit ça pour de bon en espagnol mais je sais que tu vas me comprendre !! La question sous-entendue est bien sûr : comment va ton espagnol ??! Tu as apparemment démarré sur les chapeaux de roue ??! Être occupés, c'est ce qu'il y a de mieux pour éviter toute nostalgie donc c'est parfait ! Et nous sommes ravis que vous fassiez un bon group qui s'organise des WE de découvertes. Cela m'amuse de t'imaginer en bleu de travail avec des outils plein les poches ou qqch dans ce genre, en train de bricoler !!!!😀😀😉👍🏻Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous donner ces nouvelles. Je retourne à mes fourneaux, il y a quand même ici quelques bouches à nourrir !!😉😀Gros bisous 😘😘😘😘😘

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