Dumpster Fire

About Our Team

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

We are a group of 2 sophomores and 1 senior.

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 challenge for us was to make it spin fast enough and for it to lift pennies.

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
4.2050.98 98.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
6.4750.98
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks0.25.25
String (per 30 cm)0.502.00
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)0.101.00
Chipboard (per sheet)0.300
Index cards0.050
Construction paper/cardstock (per sheet)0.10.50
Dowels1.000
Balsa wood (per sheet)3.002.00
Coroplast (per sheet)3.500
Washers0.000
Fan Blade5.00
Fidget Spinner4.00
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Total14.75