Team # 445: ASMS 3 TEAM PAGE

The Alternative School for Math and Science
Corning, New York, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Michael Palm
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Hey, how about you guys do something today.

Why we think we should win:
We worked really hard on building the machine that we started from scratch. Also, we worked a lot on having the exchanges fit the theme of our machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Put on a hat, take a selfie, cut a piece of paper, staple two pieces of paper, unscrew a cap from a bottle

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Once upon a time, there was a far off land called Missouri. In this land, there were many mystical creatures including birds, beavers, and Carlos, a very clumsy man. On a very normal day in this far off land, Carlos's alarm clock started to ring. Carlos did not feel like that day was going to be a good day, for he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He rolls out of his bed and knocks over his desk. Being too tired to care, Carlos goes straight to the shower. He then slipped on soap in the shower, breaking the tub, causing water to spill out of the tub! After he got changed, he started to play with his baby with play dough and marbles when the baby dumped marbles on Carlos's head. He didn't realize he was late to work at the farm, so he hopped in his car, but didn't realize how fast he was going. He ran into a stop sign. Realizing that he was already close to work, he decided to walk the rest of the way to the farm. While he was walking, he accidentally stubbed his toe against a rock. He kept limping to his work when he sees a rainbow. Looking at the rainbow, he doesn't notice that he set the trees around him on fire and scared the farm animals. He then got back into his car to drive back home. While he was driving, he sneezed and drove right into a tree. A few minutes later, an ambulance came to help, and while they were in the ambulance, the nurses checked his condition to make sure he wasn't seriously hurt. When they reached the hospital, Carlos had to wait in the waiting room because he wasn't in critical condition. He got so bored that he started to play with the children's ball toy set. Finally, Carlos got to go into the hospital room and the doctor helped him by putting a band-aid on Carlos. Carlos said thank you.

Our Step List

1. Turn on alarm clock
2. Alarm clock pulls stopper, releasing Tinker Toy
3. Tinker Toy rolls into block
4. Block hits pendulum
5. Pendulum hits dominoes off of ledge
6. Dominoes pull metal out, releasing sand
7. Sand falls onto wheel
8. Wheel pulls pin, releasing marbles
9. Marbles activate pulley, pulling ramp up
10. Car rolls down ramp
11. Car hits stop sign
12. Stop sign pulls board up, releasing ball
13. Ball rolls down ramp to hit pipe attached to shoe
14. Shoe kicks ball down ramp
15. Ball rolls and hits stick on wheels
16. Stick on wheels hits roller coaster
17. Roller coaster hits tree
18. Tree hits golf ball
19. Golf ball rolls down pipe and hits ambulance
20. Ambulance hits doctor toy
21. Doctor toy hits stick
22. Doctors toy hits button
23. Robot says thank you
24. Stick releases marble
25. Marble hits button that starts robot
26. Robot's lever sticks 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
Machine Run #2