The Deutsches Technikmuseum is the place to find out about the history and science behind the appliances and things we use every day. There are aeroplanes and ships to look at, and real railway locomotives. Watch a suitcase being made, or find out how jewellery is manufactured.
Under the patronage of Dr. Norbert Röttgen, German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the first special exhibition of Deutsches Technikmuseum ( Berlin) covering the subject of wind and wind energy, from 26 October 2011 to 28 February 2013

 
The wind – a diverse, natural phenomenon - is presented to the visitor using exciting, fascinating, amusing, entertaining and surprising methods, offering a real treat for the senses. 1050m2 of exhibition space house a variety of displays where wind gods tell tales of the wind, and hands-on experiments invite participation. In addition to an explanation of wind energy technology, the importance of wind energy for the society is a focus of this exhibition. Wind energy technology is close at hand even in the museum grounds. Here you can see a 44 metre high rotor blade. As well as being a sculpture it acts as an impressive advertising medium for the exhibition, showing the staggering proportions of wind turbines.
 
     
The five areas of the exhibition:

What is wind? A myth and a phenomenon of natural science at the same time: from weather cocks to the latest scientific findings.

Wind as a threat. Wind is a force of nature and thus it can be a threat. Its negative effects are shown, for example wind chill, erosion and storms along with some of the methods of protection devised by man and beast.

Wind works wonders. Drying, flying, sailing, air conditioning: Plants, animals and humans make use of the wind in very different ways, often employing surprisingly ingenious methods.

125 years of wind energy. In 1887 electrical energy is generated from wind for the first time. A time bar shows both the historic and current development of electricity generation from wind energy - from pioneering amateurs to big corporations, from windmills to wind parks. In addition to rotor blades, gearboxes and generators in wind turbines, the exhibition highlights electrical networks and storage technologies as well as fields of expertise and issues disputed in society on the future of wind energy and related technology.

Wind awakens the imagination. kites, musical instruments, wind chimes, whirligigs and the bicycle paddled against the wind. All these show how wind can fire the imagination. Severeal inhibits invite the visitors to experience the effects of wind, to feel it and to play with it.
 
   
We have been contacted to expose our diorama. It is with great pleasure (and a bit of pride) that we have accepted. Our model consists of a Gibson girl kite, a pilot (we called George Taylor.) a radio and a dinghy.

We took as our model Gibson Girl kite to make another with 1/6° size, the scale of our figurine. The airplane pilot measures 30cm (about 12 inches). When we bought it, it had a lot of equipment (Mae West, glasses flying, stopwatch, parachute seat), but Patrick, after making the small yellow kite, built a radio, from a small wooden brick. Meanwhile Patricia sought small objects that can serve as radio buttons, crank, antenna wire ... The dinghy is made with a piece of heating pipe insulation covered with orange fabric. For the sea, we used a foam plate painted in blue. A few hammer blows to form waves and white paint to the foam. Our diorama has already been installed in several exhibitions.

Our webpage about the Gibson girl : http://www.carnetdevol.org/gibson/girl-anglais.html
 
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