Baby Turkey

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 two sophomores and one senior from DEHS. We built a windmill from four Gatorade bottle caps, cardboard,a straw, skewer, string, hot glue, and a cup.

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? Trying to figure out what to use as the blades for the windmill. Then getting our windmill to pick up pennies.

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
4.90617.77 100.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
50.552.45
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks10.250.25
String (per 30 cm)40.502
Plastic cups2.000
Foam cylinders1.000
T-pins0.100
Straws10.500.5
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
hot glue1.500.5
Bottle caps4.502
thick cardboard12.002
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Total7.25