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Folded Wind-Powered Generator: Eolic

The Eolic is a portable & fold-able mini generator. It has three tiny blades to generate power. The blades and other materials can be folded into a single stick. When it spreads, it looks like a small fan.

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When one talks about a wind-powered generator, huge windmills come into mind, but the Eolic takes the opposite route by being a foldable generator thanks to Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano’s design.

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The main idea of the project is to create an easily foldable power generator to be used in the construction at places where there is no electric service. The generator can also be used to replace the electric service in small housing. All the equipment can be stored together in one package in order to provide an easy operation.

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The feet don’t look very stable since they don’t dig into the ground, and a strong gust of wind will easily blow it over, since it’s made out of aluminum and carbon fiber to keep it lightweight.

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Ultra light materials like aluminum and carbon fiber constitute the construction material. The telescopic pole can be mounted in only three steps to reach the final height with the help of two or three men. The project is collective work of designers Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano.

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Sources: Gizmodo.com, EcoFriend.org, UberGizmo.com

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