Team # 151: AMET of Purdue University TEAM PAGE

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN , United States

Open An Umbrella
Host: Purdue University - Purdue Engineering Student Council
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Setup Time: 7:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 AM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: Matthew Hicks
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
There is a combination of Mechanical Engineering Technology as well as Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology majors

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
- Michelangelo

Why we think we should win:
We think that we should win because of the creativity and attention to detail that has been put into the machine. It was our goal to create an immersive machine so that the audience could clearly understand our theme and design. Each person on the team contributed to certain steps which allowed the whole project to reflect the teamwork that was put in.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Pour a glass of water
Open a door

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Step List

2016 AMET Rube Goldberg Machine Step List

1. Person pulls out wooden block
2. Ball rolls down ramp
3. Ball bounces of ramp wall (x4)
4. Ball drops from ramp
5. Ball hits bottle cap
6. Bottle cap pulls string
7. String pulls wooden propeller
8. Propeller hits truck
9. Truck rolls down ramp
10. Truck hits magnet/wood
11. Magnet/wood hits another piece of magnet/wood
12. Motor turns on
13. Motor pulls string
14. String pulls sun up
15. Sun hits marble
16. Marble falls into funnel
17. Marble goes through funnel into marble holder
18. Marble receptacle falls
19. Falling receptacle pulls string
20. String pulls paperclip
21. Man glides down string
22. Man hits marble
23. Marble falls
24. String unwinds
25. Ball hits wooden support
26. Golf club falls
27. Golf club hits ping pong ball
28. Ping pong ball hits glass
29. Ping pong ball hits wooden target
30. Wooden target falls
31. Wooden target catches and pulls string
32. String rotates waterfall
33. Waterfall rotation hits button
34. Button spins motor
35. Platform rotates
36. Platform knocks over a tree
37. Tree pushes teeter totter down
38. Teeter totter pushes ball up
39. Ball rolls down ramp
40. Ball is redirected into next track
41. Ball falls off track into holder
42. Holder pulls on string
43. String pulls on wrench pin
44. Wrench falls
45. Wrench pushes button
46. Spring hits support
47. Pink block falls
48. Cup falls and pulls on string
49. String pulls wooden support
50. Lever drops phone
51. Phone falls
52. Phone hits scissors
53. Scissors cut string
54. Spring expands
55. Spring hits ball
56. Ball rolls on track
57. Ball hits hammer support
58. Hammer falls
59. Hammer falls
60. Hammer hits umbrella button
61. Umbrella opens

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos