AMMS Crazy Inventors Club TEAM PAGE

Alexandria Middle Magnet
Alexandria, , USA

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Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs. Broussard and Mrs. Kuhnell
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

    What we're studying:
    Creative Problem Solving

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    "Whether you think you can or think you can't - you're right."
    -Henry Ford

    Why we think we should win:
    We worked hard to make this machine work and we learned so much about simple machines.

    Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

    We hope you like our Rube Goldberg machine! Our teachers challenged us to use only re-purposed items as simple machines to hammer a nail. After lots of tries we finally found a way that works!

    Our Step List

    1. A pendulum swings
    2. against a cup which dumps a golf ball
    3. onto an inclined plane
    4. to hit books which act as levers
    5. that fall onto a clothespin and lifts a pole
    6. which knocks several marbles off a lever
    7. down a series of inclined planes to jump
    8. into a funnel onto a track
    9. to hit a domino that activates a series of domino levers
    10. which hits a hockey puck that rolls off the table
    11. and onto a nail – hammering it into the Styrofoam.

    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