Team # 768: ASMS3 TEAM PAGE

The Alternative School for Math and Science
Corning, NY, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Michael Palm
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 6
Ben Hutcheson - invitation signed.
Kyle McEwen - invitation signed.
Nathan Webb - invitation signed.
Tess Eisner - invitation signed.
Liam Bayne - invitation signed.
Keira Hennessey - invitation signed.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Get to work."

Why we think we should win:
We worked very hard and put in our best efforts into our machine. Our theme was very creative, original, and successful. Our machine is very interesting and has many unique steps that other machines made by middle schoolers do not have.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
1. Open a book 2. Throw a ball through a hole 3. Pour a cup of water

Lucky the Leprechaun loses his lucky charms and has to go on a journey to find them again. After the lucky charms fall, the charms are lost throughout the machine. He must find each charm before he is able to make more lucky charms back. Luckily, Lucky finds his first two charms in the same pulley system, the heart and the rainbow. After that, he finds the hourglass on a ramp that is hit by the rainbow. The next charm he finds is the star that is on a ball. This ball rolls down the blue moon ramp. Soon after he finds the tasty red balloon that is sadly shot by a crossbow. He keeps searching until he stumbles across a trail of clovers that lead to the last charm -- the horseshoe. He has now found every charm and is able to eat his notorious Lucky Charms!!!

Our Step List

1. Person pushes remote
2. Remote activates car
3. Car knocks over the container
4. Container lowers the bucket
5. Bucket pulls up rainbow
6. Rainbow tilts ramp
7. Hourglass falls and pulls out pin
8. Pin releases marbles
9. Marbles hit yoyo
10. Yoyo rolls down the ramp
11. Yoyo hits star ball
12. Ball releases crossbow
13. Crossbow pops balloon
14. Balloon releases horseshoe
15. Horseshoe knocks over cereal
16. Cereal pours into the cauldron

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 Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2