by John F. Ednie
No engineering degree. Just an eye for detail and the ability to build
It's all about imagination,
vision, ideas, prototypes and an extreme amount of joy and frustration,
followed by satisfaction.
I-Design 12 - underground wind turbine
What is Industrial
design is: application, size, form and balance applied to materials:
metal, wood, plastic, glass etc. to create physical function.
THINGS LOOK MUCH THE SAME
ON THE FARM . . .
or do they . . .
ELECTRIC: wind generator / turbine in disguise
The left silo has the air intake and the right silo has the air
How does it work?
Air is moving from left to right (wind) and this creates pressure
in the left silo opening which channels the moving air down to
a hidden wind turbine in the ground.
Air moving from left to right (wind) creates a vacuum on the
opening of the right silo which helps to draw air out of the silo.
Both silo air channels rotate hortizontally to adjust for shifting
Everyone is "okay" with silos on the farm, in the country. They
are more familar looking than wind turbines. Silos are acceptable
images to see on the landscape (and cheaper to construct).
© John F. Ednie - Industrial Design JFE0313