How to build your own wind turbine (it's not easy)

I like Instructables, if only because it’s reassuring to know that there are people out there who are not only have not only the knowledge to do something like this, but also the inclination. I can write blog posts and… uh, I can count real high (mom says), but even looking at the ingredients list for this particular tech recipe nearly gives me a panic attack.

Still, it’s impressive: for less than $200 all-inclusive, the guy has built a fully-functional wind turbine with enough juice to power his laptop. You could probably pay about five times that to have one built and installed, or perhaps not make every single piece from scratch if you wanted to spend a little more, but my hero here has shown us how to do it from the ground up. I can make nachos from the ground up!