Inspired by stories like the tale of young William Kamkwamba in “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” (written with Bryan Mealer), Monika Wuhrer and Hubert Dobler hosted a workshop that created a windmill out of found material that could generate 12 Volts. Energized by the success of that windmill, they developed this new workshop for students geared towards creating smaller windmills using household objects.
In this workshop students will learn how to build homemade generators capable of producing their own energy using recycled common items. Practical engineering, physics and mechanical skills will be explored in cooperation with ideas of conservation and renewable energy. From simple household objects like cans and magnets, we will build windmill generators. These projects will be very technical and help kids with a specific interest in engineering to manifest and explore their passion. Artist Hubert Dobler will be consulting on projects.