HOW TO MAKE A MINI COMPRESSED AIR TURBINE

Step 3: Tools/Materials

Picture of Tools/Materials
Picture of Tools/Materials
Picture of Tools/Materials

Very few tools and materials were used to make this turbine.  Here they are!

Tools:

  1. Epilog laser cutter
  2. Inkscape1
  3. Dremel rotary tool
  4. Hand drill

Materials:

  1. 1/8″ Acrylic sheet – I used a cool orange one I found in the shop.
  2. 6-32 threaded rod.  It’s roughly 1/16″ diameter.
  3. 6-32 washers and nuts.
  4. 1/8″ diameter brass tube – this is from K&S metals and I got it at the local hardware store.  Awesome tubes to work with.
  5. 5 minute clear epoxy


1.  Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics creator.  If you’ve heard of Adobe Illustrator, this is like a free version of that program.  I’m using it because it’s free and available, but feel free to use your vector-graphics editor of choice.  Or you can get Inkscape for free here.

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