ASJ

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 three sophomores at Desert Edge. Or environmental science teacher encouraged us to try this challenge and we've been working really hard on it. It's been a bit hard but fun overall. It's definitely a great team building activity.

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? Lifting the pennies because our windmill was not heavy

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
4.8015.84 100.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
65.007.00
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks0.25.25
String (per 30 cm)0.501.75
Plastic cups2.002.00
Foam cylinders1.000
T-pins0.100
Straws0.50.50
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)0.10.10
Dowels1.000
Balsa wood (per sheet)3.000
Coroplast (per sheet)3.500
Washers0.000
spoons .50 4.00
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Total8.60