The goal of the MacGyver Windmill Challenge is to build a windmill using “scrap” parts to lift as much weight as you can! Your final score depends not only on how many weights you lift, but also upon your resourceful and economic use of materials. We are looking for efficient windmills which user fewer, cheaper materials and can lift a lot of weight! Entires will be judged based on performance as well as creativity, quality, and demonstrated knowledge. Winners will be announced monthly! Each monthly winner will receive $50 in cash.

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You may also find the following links useful:

  • Team info sheet: Use this sheet to fill out the competition fields without filling out the actual online submission form. This is a great way to keep track of multiple trials so that you can submit your best trial to the competition. If you are a teacher submitting for a class, you can have students fill out this form and then submit their answers for them.
  • Wind speed cheat sheet: Not sure what the wind speed of your fan is? Use this cheat sheet to find out the speeds of common household box fans.