AMMS Crazy Inventors Club TEAM PAGE

Alexandria Middle Magnet
Alexandria, , USA

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