DNIWDIK

About Our Team

Our team is from Thermal, California, United States. We are from Desert Mirage High School - Thermal, CA, and are in the 9-12 age category.

Our team DNIWDIK consists of Yaco Lopez (18), Jordan Pinney (17), Karla Ayala (17), and Jonathan Ortiz (16). We hail from Thermal, California where the city lives up to its name reaching temperatures upwards of 115 in the summer time. We are near Palm Springs where they have large wind farms. Yaco and Jordan have previous Kidwind experience at the regional level, but it is a first for Edgar and Karla. We have spent the last 3 months learning just about all there is to know about wind turbines and have been applying it to our project. We have been through a progression of blade designs and have finally settled on large tear drop shaped balsa wood blades. We have also tried different combinations and ratios of gears. Our final design is pushing a 64 to 1 gear ratio and is giving us our highest output. We can't wait for the regional competition!

Drivetrain: Geared drive

Generator Used: KidWind Wind Turbine Generator (H0002)

NUMBER OF BLADESFAN WIND SPEED (m/s)BLADE SWEPT AREA (cm2)VOLTAGE (volts)
64.003852.60 4.79
RESISTOR (ohms)POWER (mW)EFFICIENCY (%)
30764.805.04