Turn Off A Light
Sunday, March 01, 2020 Setup Time:
9:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Rachel Hendrickson - invitation signed.
Nicholas Shiland - invitation signed.
Brooke Abeles - invitation signed.
Matthew Lipton - invitation sent
Thomas Venarde - invitation signed.
Lee Carter - invitation sent
Elijah Satlof - invitation signed.
Tanveer Chabba - invitation signed.
Matthew Lipton - invitation signed.
Matthew Lipton - invitation signed.
Kiran Mediratta - invitation sent
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Make it work!Why we think we should win:
We have put in many hours.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Raise a flag.
Follow Rube on his trip around the world.
Our Step List
Ski slope motor is switched on
Motor turns a wheel and axle, sending skiers down the slope, activating a trip wire
Trip wire sets off mouse trap
Mouse trap pulls the car
Car activates lever
Lever tugs on string
String pulls down mouse trap
Mouse trap removes wedge
Wedge downward inclines the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China lets a golf ball and then marble roll down the incline plane it forms
Golf ball lands on torsion catapult, marble hits lever
Lever activates mouse trap
Mouse trap releases rod removes a rod preventing the catapult from launching the golf ball
Rod launches golf ball
Golf ball bounches off Spanish Theater and activates mouse trap
Mouse trap pulls string
String displaces blocker
Blocker sets free car
Car runs down inclined plane and precipates mouse trap
Mouse trap explodes rocket ship on string upward
Rocket pulls out wedge
Wedge releases arm
Arm hits switch
Swtich activates King Kong
King Kong kicks apples (golf balls)
Apples fall into basket attatched to a pulley
Pulley pulls up on mouse trap
Mouse trap releases wood block attached to pulley up
Pulley drops the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty lands on blocker
Blocker frees Taxi
Taxi drives into bar
Bar knocks golf ball down incline plane
Golf ball pulls string
Sring pulls wedge
Wedge releases apple on pulley
Pulley drops heavier apple
Heavier apples bring up lighter apple
Lighter apple hits platform
Platform turns and releases bird down zipline
the statue of liberty lands on a lever, which releases a toy taxi cap, which drives into another lever
this lever knocks a golf ball down an incline plane, eventually pulling a string which removes resistance from a ball attached to a pulley system
this pulley releases a bird to fly down an incline plane, knocking a golf ball into a nest, which weighs it down
The movement of the nest pulls on a monkey.......
This releases a golf ball which rolls down an incline plane, landing on a switch which releases a toy train to go around its track
the toy train knocks a lever which in turn pushes a penguin up a slope, eventually falling on and activating a mouse trap
the mouse trap then pulls a lever which releases a slinky, which slinkies down an incline plane and knocks over an arm
This arm hits a light switch which turns off the lights
Our Close-ups: Photos
A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.
Our Machine Run Videos