The idea was to make a low cost wind tunnel that can be used in a wide variety of applications. This is especially beneficial to educational institutions who do not necessarily need a research level wind tunnel.
What it does
This will measure wind speed, temperature, and humidity of the air in addition to allowing you to view the air around the object in question.
How we built it
We gathered our strong minds and found resources from various everyday objects around Georgetown. We constructed the actual tunnel from goldfish boxes. We used a motor and propeller to simulate wind. Cups with a magnet are used to detect wind speed.
Challenges we ran into
A major challenge for us was getting the cups to spin on an axis.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Completing a functional wind tunnel was nice. The supplies for the tunnel cost under $50.
What we learned
How to be resourceful.
What's next for Wind Power
Publish the project online so that science teachers around the world will be able to use our idea in their classrooms.