Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Kimberly Beck/David Bozzuto
What we're studying:
We are currently studying the atmosphere and how life came to be on earth. We are also beginning to study relative and absolute heat.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Mr.Bozzuto's favorite quote is, " THe most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it) but "That's funny..." - Isaac AsimovWhy we think we should win:
We believe that we should win not only because of our creativity and work rate. But also that we are unique in the way that we try to apply an aspect of humor and our interests, soccer into the machine design. Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Next year, the objective should be to score a goal. In the end a ball must go into a goal.
Our Step List
1. Pour the beans down the spout into the cup.
2. As the beans fill up the cup the balance tips over, to one side.
3. Next the marbles are tipped into the spout when the balance tips over and go down the marble track.
4. The marble then jumps onto the tape measure rolling down it.
5.The marble hits the domino at the bottom of the tape measure.
6.The domino becomes loose releasing the car.
7. The car rolls and hit the dominos at the end.
8. The dominos tumble and hit the marble at the edge of the tube.
9.The marble rolls down the tube.
10.The marble hits the dominos at the end of the tube and they tumble and hit the duct tape.
11.The duct tape rolls and hits the books down, then hits the ruler.
12.The ruler lifts the soccer ball out of its position.
13.The soccer ball goes to hit the dominos on the floor.
14.The dominos tumble and hit a last domino, then releasing the lego brick. 15.The lego brick then releases the car.
16.The car rolls toward the domino and pushes it.
17.The domino then turns on the power cable.
18.The power cable the turns on the hair dryer.
19.The hair dryer blows on the wood off the table.
20.The wood piece pulls out the wood piece in the tube.
21.The wood piece pulled out releases a pool ball.
22.The pool ball rolls down the tube hitting the eraser.
23.The eraser goes off the table and goes down the whiteboard erasing what is written.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos