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 lifted||Mass lifted (g)||Vertical distance moved (cm)|
|Time to move that distance (s)||Economic Efficiency (%)|
|Material||Quantity||Cost per ($)||Total cost|
|Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks||1||0.25||0.25|
|String (per 30 cm)||4||0.50||2|
|PVC pipes (set)||3.00||0|
|Duct tape (per cm)||0.50||0|
|Clear tape (per cm)||0.10||0|
|Chipboard (per sheet)||0.30||0|
|Construction paper/cardstock (per sheet)||0.10||0|
|Balsa wood (per sheet)||3.00||0|
|Coroplast (per sheet)||3.50||0|