Windmill Activity


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.

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