Jones, actually, that is what we are trying to do, capture wave energy. I'm trying to get the blades from switching direction, but still capture the wind as the waves drop. Especially since these are going to be smaller waves in rapid succession, I just want the blades to continue to spin in the same direction the whole time. I can modify the whole outfit to accept different setups if need be, but a tube would be the easiest to get started and get data with. We are going to be stepping the volume of the tube down a lot to increase the velocity of the moving air. But I was also thinking that we could do more of a slot to do something like the VAT shown by hillhater, but laying it on it's side. I'm also thinking of a possible, easy to actually make, version would be to do the VAT style using PVC pipe cut in half long ways to make the cups. If I go that type of route I would definitely have to change the collector setup, and make it a decreasing volume rectangle box rather than a pipe.
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