ACHS Seniors build wind turbine for steam capstone cohort
The STEAM Capstone Cohort at Austin Catholic High School allows seniors the opportunity to plan, develop and build a product that could help solve real world problems. The project is meant to inspire the student’s creativity and demonstrate their understanding of the many cross-curricular courses they have taken.
2023 Project Description:
For our STEAM Capstone cohort, we have assembled a working wind turbine using a recycled treadmill motor and have attached a secondary wireless drill motor to double the output. Once the wind turbine is fully weatherproof, we will wire both motors to a combiner box and a solar charge controller, attaching both to a large battery. We are also planning to connect a secondary battery that connects to an external light, illuminating the Mary statue in the courtyard at all times. When the battery that powers the light runs out, it gets switched with the battery attached to the wind turbine, allowing it to be recharged. ~Kasi W. (Class of ’23)