Absolute Zero TEAM PAGE

Strongsville High School
Strongsville, OH, USA

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Mrs. Klein
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Why we think we should win:
We think our team should win because we spent so much time working on this machine as we prioritized in before a lot of other stuff as we enjoyed working together on it. Also we think we should win because our machine was a recycle for a lot of stuff trying to help the environment and trying to save money using commonly used household items or toys. Our team chemistry has lead us to the machine we got, each member had a role and everybody participated. We also believe that we very effectively used space in our machine, as well as time, creating a very fast machine. In the end, winning is not always necessary accomplishing the machine with the final task in itself is a great victory for us.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
For next year we think that there should be no volume requirements as it might be a great problem for some teams and might be seen as a limitation for brilliant ideas. Also we think that electricity should not be limited as it is a source of energy that we use in our daily life and almost everything now works with electricity. Another thing is projectiles, projectiles should be allowed along with no volume requirements because that might invoke a lot of innovational ideas.

Welcome To Absolute Zero. We're 0K

Our Step List

Lever is pulled

Lever pushes weight

weight releases a string

String activates Trebuchet

Trebuchet pulls domino track

Domino track knocks down yo-yo

yo-yo hits golf ball

golf ball rolls down a track pushing bus

bus knocks down golf ball

golf ball falls onto a track hitting stop sign

stop sign releases marble

marble hits jenga block

jenga block releases golf ball

golf ball falls into a basket

basket goes down, cone goes up releasing a bouncy ball

bouncy ball triggers domino chain

domino chain falls taking down a golf ball on top

golf ball knocks down another golf ball

golf ball falls on a track

golfball hits school sign

school sign hits a golf ball down a track

golf ball hits another golf ball off track

golf ball hits a piece of wood releasing tennis ball

tennis ball hits a piece of wood releasing clapper

clapper releases a white marble

marble falls on track hitting a bus

bus rolls down knocking down a golf ball

golf ball falls and hits another golf ball

golf ball triggers domino chain

domino chain hits golf ball off track

golf ball falls into a putt-returner

golf ball hits eraser repeatedly

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2