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Make a Hydro Turbine with Housing

Hydro turbines let us harness the energy of water and with the help of a generator, turn it into electricity.

People have used the power of water for more than 2,000 years. Did you know the ancient Egyptians used water wheels for grinding grains?

Watch our video to make and test your own hydro turbine with housing at school or home.

You will need:

  • Step-by-step guide: make a complete hydro turbine
  • 3D printer file: complete hydro turbine
  • Optional resources (for teachers or grow-ups)

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