Team # 937: ATIDIM AMIT Kennedy TEAM PAGE

AMIT Kennedy school
Akko, North, Israel

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Zvi Leibovitz
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 10
Ethan Nae - invitation signed.
Barel Fisher - invitation sent
Bnaya chakotay - invitation sent
Eliya Peretz - invitation sent
Lior Yacov - invitation signed.
Naom Liuzzi - invitation sent
Yair Benet - invitation sent
Matan Dror - invitation sent
Michael Buzaglo - invitation signed.
Bnaya Shimon - invitation signed.



What we're studying:
The machine was built by the students of the ATIDIM after school program for excellence. We focus on Science, Mathematics and English and are exposed to future options in Academic institutes and the High-Tec industry.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Atidim moto: (Hebrew)
תהיה מציאותי. תחלום.
Be realistic. Dream.


Why we think we should win:
This year we had a great team work, which included division of labor and students' responsibility. The students enjoyed the process, which enable them to express their wildest ideas. They enraptured the whole school with their enthusiasm. We believe that the topic we chose this year (outer space) is original and that the design is very impressive and reflective. The means used were simple and accessible yet their implementation was sophisticated. We insisted on avoiding using trivial processes such as dominos or balls. The outcome is of the highest quality, despite the use of common and simple pieces. The system is quite stable and works almost flawlessly.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
To play music from a CD or another music device.




The “Wonderful Machine” of Amit Kennedy Akko high school is dedicated to the celebration of our wonderful country’s 70th birthday. This year in Israel is dedicated to novelty and space technologies. Israel like some other countries has it’s own satellites, in which we are very proud.
Our mashine is telling a story about an alien that comes from a distant world. “Hello earth, I came to taste the cereals of Amit Akko high school”.
The alien poots down the space plate that causes a terrible flood.
The humanity gets the message and uses the rising of water level to arise the rocket.
Filling the fuel, and the rocket is launched!
The rocket is sending a message to the cosmic apparatus:
The stars are falling, the conus is falling upwards and denies the law of attraction.
A robot Verter is very excited from the new visitors from earth, and start to dance, unintentional he hits an astroid.
Magical air ship is flying and wakes up the zodiac and The Archer hit the Galaxy hammer with his bow.
The moon turns around the earth, and wakes up two laser beem that open the gates of wind that blows up a red sphere.
The sphere is rushing a cereal box by anti-gravitation power.
The cereals are in the plate!
We did it!!!!
We hope you enjoyed the cosmic show of our young physicists team from Israel, Amit Kennedy Akko high school.

Our machine was built by the 9th grade students of AMIT school in the city of Akko (Acre), Israel. We live on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
The machine was built by the students of the ATIDIM after school program for excellence in Science and Technology

Our Step List

Our step list:

The machine is divided so that the lower region simulates the Earth and the atmosphere, and the high region simulates space.

1. An alien wants to eat cornflakes and puts his bowl in the wonderful machine.
2. The bowl presses on a handle of a toilet bowl and at the same time a sign of "Atidim" opens.
3. Water from the toilet bowl flows through a tube made from plastic bottles into a bucket with a Polystrene ball.
4. The water activates the lift force on the Polystrene ball (Archimedes Law)
5. The stick attached to the polystyrene ball raises a torque arm.
6. The arm pushes a toy truck into a sloping track.
7. The truck rolls down the track and pulls a string tied to it.
8. The string picks up the launch beam of the space shuttle using a pulley.
9. When the launch comes in contact with the side of the machine, it encounters a tight wire attached to the resting weight.
10. The weight falls and the water bottle is pulled down.
11. The little water in the bottle flows from the bottle through a funnel into a cylindrical water tank filled with water.
12. The addition of the water causes the pressure to change and all the water in the bottle is pumped into a bottle that hangs on a spring.
13. The weight of the water entering the bottle draws a string that is attached to a horizontal shelf with a weight. Pulling the shelf causes it to move from horizontal to vertical and the weight on which it falls.
14. The fall of the weight causes the space shuttle to launch upwards into space.
15. The ferry hits a small shelf and lifts it slightly.
16. A wooden rod placed on the shelf is connected to a small crane arm with a ribbon.
17. The crane arm is pushed and rolled with a toy "Nahum Takum" on a sloping plain.
18. The toy pushes a small piece of wood to fall.
19. The piece of wood is tied to a wooden cube and its fall causes the wooden cube to be pulled on a wooden plane.
20. The wooden cube blocked the way to the marble, after the fall it allows the marble to roll on a zigzag path until it falls into a scale.
21. The other side of the scale bar is placed on a conical cylinder that is on an expanding track, with the friction force the cone does not roll. When the marble landed in the balance, she lifted the other side of the scale bar.
22. Raising the scale bar over the conical cylinder canceled the friction force that held the cylinder and enabled the conical cylinder to roll up the track.
23. The cone rolls in a widening path with a positive gradient, causing the illusion that the cone rolls upwards (simulating the loss of gravity in space), but the center of the mass actually falls.
24. The cone hits a piece of tin and shakes it
25. A weight placed at the end of the tin falls due to shaking.
26. A tape attached to a weight in a clothespin attached to a toy robot, and at the time of the fall it pulls the thread out of the clothespin.
27. On both sides of the clothespin are disconnected electrical wires, which after the pulling of the tape creates an electric connection between them that activates the robot that starts dancing, singing and illuminate around it.
28. While dancing, the robot kicks the ball.
29. The ball is pushed into a trench system and hits the angle arm (right angle)
30. The angular arm is positioned to prevent the space raft from slipping into the omega. Hitting the arm causes the barrier to be lifted in front of the raft.
31. The space raft slides through the omega and pulls a string attached to a small arm connected to a hook.
32. The hook is tied to an arch and bow string (Arch->Sagittarius), and the movement of the hook causes the string to be released.
33. The bow shoots the arrow towards a vertical hammer.
34. The hammer falls and hits the ball that simulates the moon (the moon is connected to the machine with a magnet)
35. The Moon moves in a circular motion around the Earth.
36. When the moon's wire wraps around the metal rod on which the Earth is suspended, an electric circuit is closed that operates a pair of lasers.
37. The two lasers break down in a focused lens and focus on a clear point.
38. One of the laser beams is reflected by a convex mirror to a light sensor.
39. The light sensor activates an electric fan
40. The electric fan pushes balls.
41. The balloon is pulling a string connected to the box of cornflaks
42. The cornflakes spilled into the bowl and the alien can eat his cornflakes with pleasure.

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2