Team # 535: AMET Rube Goldberg TEAM PAGE

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Host: Purdue University
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Setup Time: 7:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 AM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: Curtis Teter
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Industrial Engineering Technology (IET), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Safety First!!

Why we think we should win:
We are a hardworking team that is dedicated to making the best and creative machine possible. We put a lot hours into making our machine, picking a cool theme, and trying to come up with many creative steps. We worked hard to make sure every aspect is as best as it can be for competition day.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Fill a glass of water

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our action packed summer theme machine tells the story of our character Peter. It tells the adventure of his summer while he is not at college.

Our Step List

1. Remove magnet from bar
2. Hammer falls
3. Releases ball down a chute
4. Ball hits a board
5. Board moves and pulls a sled
6. Toy soldier falls off sled
7. Rat trap is triggered by toy soldier
8. Rat trap pulls netting
9. Tennis ball is shot into air and hits a badminton racket
10. Racket swings upward
11. Switch is turned on and crayon melts
12. When the crayon melts, it releases a board, allowing board to move right
13. Ball is released from platform and goes down a ramp
14. Ball hits pendulum to activate mouse trap
15. Mousetrap pulls out jenga piece, causing jenga tower to fall
16. Softball is released from the top of the jenga tower
17. Softball hits cricket bat
18. Pin is removed to release marbles/pin is removed to drop marble
19. Marble falls onto string, tightening string
20. String pulls out platform from underneath object
21. Object falls onto end of see-saw
22. Other end of see-saw hits next see-saw
23. Other end of see-saw pulls string taught
24. String pulls out pin, releasing marbles
25. Marbles go down funnel
26. Marbles bounce on trampoline and travel onto ramp
27. Marbles fall into cup, causing it to lower
28. As cup lowers, lever rises
29. Truck is released and travels down ramp
30. Truck hits lever
31. Lever releases boat
32. Boat travels across the water and hits a button
33. Motor spins wheel releasing ball
34. Ball rolls down cups and weighs down latch
35. Latch releases spring action stick
36. Switch turns on
37. Motor reels in string
38. Swinging ship releases
39. Spins rotor counter clockwise
40. Weight drops
41. Pulls gate
42. Rollercoaster hits pin
43. Ball rolls and sets off Hole in One mouse traps
44. Ball knocks wrench
45. Releases putter
46. Putter hits golf ball
47. Golf all rolls down hole and hits dominoes
48. Last dominoes falls off and pulls out popsicle stick
49. Orange ball is launched
50. Bearing rolls down ramp
51. Bearing weighs down teeter totter and releases second ball bearing
52. Bearing falls into bucket
53. Bucket pulls pin that releases the third bearing
54. Bearing hits arm
55. Arm releases the golf ball
56. Golf ball hits arm
57. Arm pushes tower
58. Golf ball weighs down cup and releases the pin
59. Water flows down cups
60. Water weighs down cup and pulls coffee straws
61. Coffee straws fall out of the holes and apply band aid.

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