The 3 MacGyvers

About Our Team

Our team is from Goodyear, Arizona, United States. We are from Desert Edge High School, and are in the 9-12 age category.

We are a great team that is ready to do and create the windmill we did we had bit of a challange at the start but we got through it.

Was a REcharge Labs MacGyver Windmills kit used for this project? No

What was the biggest challenge in trying to get your windmill to work properly? The biggest challange was building the mill and the part to make it spin.

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
5.002525.00 95.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
5.0025.00
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks0.250
String (per 30 cm)0.500
Plastic cups2.000
Foam cylinders1.000
T-pins0.100
Straws0.500
PVC pipes (set)3.000
Spools1.500
Corks1.500
Duct tape (per cm)0.500
Clear tape (per cm)0.100
Chipboard (per sheet)0.300
Index cards0.050
Construction paper/cardstock (per sheet)0.100
Dowels1.000
Balsa wood (per sheet)3.000
Coroplast (per sheet)3.500
Washers0.000
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9.000