Guest Curator Emmett Lalish has this to say about this 3DxMechanicals project: “Still one of the most badass home 3D printed things I’ve ever seen. To anyone who says ‘Little printed plastic parts couldn’t have any real use’, use this to drill their next cavity.”
Turbines have awesome power in a small package. This one spins up to 60,000 rpm using the airflow of a standard vacuum cleaner, sounds like a 747 taking off, produces amazing power, and sucks up its own dust!
This is an opportunity for someone to make a successful product. I have no commercial interest, and would be delighted if anybody developed it further. A good start would be to source a batch of shafts and spacers for people to experiment with.
The spinning top is an simpler project, also there is a small hand-held turbine rotor just for fun.