Zephyrus

About Our Team

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

Team Zephyrus is named after the Greek God of the West Wind. Our team consists of Lesly Lujan (16), Adam Aispuro (16), and Levi Barrios (16). We hail from the Coachella Valley where they host the famed Coachella Music and Arts Festival. We are all first year Kidwinders, but we are quick learners. We have been working for the last 3 months learning all the aspects of wind turbines and experimenting with different blade designs and gear ratios. We have finally settled on a 32 to 1 gear ration and balsa wood air foils. We had tried a 64 to 1 gear ratio, but our blades would not push them. It's really awesome to see how our project has gotten better and better as we have progressed. We are super excited to continue to grow and to compete in our regional kid wind competition and beyond. Go RAMS!

Drivetrain: Geared drive

Generator Used: KidWind Wind Turbine Generator (H0002)

NUMBER OF BLADESFAN WIND SPEED (m/s)BLADE SWEPT AREA (cm2)VOLTAGE (volts)
64.004069.44 5.20
RESISTOR (ohms)POWER (mW)EFFICIENCY (%)
30901.335.63