Team of Legends

About Our Team

Our team is from Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States. We are from Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and are in the 9-12 age category.

We are a team formed from a freshman STEM class. Our design ended up performing the best in class so we decided to enter it into the monthly contest.

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? At first, we couldn't find any sticks for axle. When we finally find one, it is a little too thin to hold weight. However, we still used that stick as an axle and made it to work.

Wind speed - m/s (meters per second)Number of washers liftedMass lifted (g)Vertical distance moved (cm)
4.20202.00 15.00
Time to move that distance (s)Economic Efficiency (%)
1.0010.23
Materials used:
MaterialQuantityCost per ($)Total cost
Skewers/coffee stirrers/popsicle sticks0.250
String (per 30 cm)30.501.5
Plastic cups2.000
Foam cylinders1.000
T-pins0.100
Straws0.500
PVC pipes (set)3.000
Spools1.500
Corks11.501.5
Duct tape (per cm)0.500
Clear tape (per cm)1000.1010
Chipboard (per sheet)0.300
Index cards0.050
Construction paper/cardstock (per sheet)0.100
Dowels11.001
Balsa wood (per sheet)3.000
Coroplast (per sheet)3.500
Washers0.000
Foam Tray40.040.16
Blank used CDs20.300.6
Fidget Spinner Bearings14.994.99
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Total19.75