Designed to be easily assembled and disassembled without tools, the device is intended to be compact enough to be transported in a backpack, allowing it to be taken camping or anywhere else that there is a breeze and no access to the electricity grid.
Currently being developed by a team from 3D printing company Omni3D, the AirEnergy3D wind turbine's eventual claimed power output of 300 W may seem a little meager, but given the compact nature of the device is quite a sizable number. If the team manages to reach this figure in the production model, it will be more than enough ? spinning at full tilt ? to charge a mobile phone (directly via built-in USB cord), a few LED lights, and one or two other gadgets.