Fantastic 4

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.

It is four of us some of us are sophomores and juniors.

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? Angling the blades the correct way was the hardest of all because we had to make sure we put all of the blades facing the same way, which is hard because it did not look right.

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
2.30199.90 100.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
6.9420.93
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks50.251.25
String (per 30 cm)30.501.5
Plastic cups12.002
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)10.300.3
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
Thick cardboard12.002
Hot glue sticks 2.501
Paper cups1.500.5
Bottle cap1.500.5
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Total9.55