Team # 930: ATIDIM ORT Arad TEAM PAGE

ORT Arad school
Arad, South, Israel

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Nickolay Shvarts
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 10
Alex Tsinkush - invitation sent
Eyal Reuven - invitation signed.
Daniel Feldman - invitation sent
Omer Nahmias - invitation signed.
Shai Krantsberg - invitation sent
Lihi Ginzburg - invitation sent
Or Amar - invitation signed.
Roni Ben-David - invitation signed.
Alise Diamont - invitation signed.
Lika ross - 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:
We think that our machine and we should win because of some reasons. First, we have been working a lot on our machine, it's hard and it's requires a lots of "energy", time and patience. Second, every day we thought about interesting and creative ideas to improve our machine. Moreover, we are a group of 10 children who stayed 24/7 every day to build the machine and we worked as a cohesive group. In addition, we never gave up when it was difficult and we didn’t success and even when we fought. In conclusion, we made a lot of effort to make the machine work and to success; and we hope to win.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Watering a plant



Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine was built by the 9th grade students of ORT school in the city of Arad, Israel. We live in the Negev Desert.
The machine was built by the students of the ATIDIM after school program for excellence in Science and Technology.

Our Step List

Steps List:
1) We started by pushing on the top of the clock (spring clock) that on the hand of it dependent a ball- elastic energy converts to kinetic energy.
2) The top of the clock goes down, because of that the hand of the clock goes down- potential energy of the hand converts to kinetic energy.
3) The ball releases from the hand- potential energy of the ball converts to kinetic energy.
4) The ball rolling along the track- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
5) The ball rolling along the cups track- the cups open while the ball in going to them- kinetic energy converts to potential energy.
6) The ball fell from the track into a cup; the cup goes down- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
7) While the cup goes down, it releases a barrier- kinetic energy of the cup converts to potential energy of the barrier that converts to kinetic energy of the barrier.
8) While the barrier releases a ball starts rolling down along the track- potential energy of the ball converts to kinetic energy.
9) When the ball goes down it pushes a spoon- kinetic energy of the ball converts to kinetic energy of the spoon.
10) The spoon turns around and pushes another ball (this step continues 3 times) –kinetic energy of the spoon converts to kinetic energy of the ball.
11) The last ball pushes spiky ball – kinetic energy of the ball converts to kinetic energy of the spiky ball.
12) The spiky ball falls out of the track- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
13) The spiky ball blows up a balloon – kinetic energy converts to elastic energy.
14) The explosion cause a wooden car to starts going down a ramp- elastic energy of the balloon converts to potential energy that converts to kinetic energy of the car.
15) While the car is going down the ramp, it closes scissors- kinetic energy of the car converts to kinetic energy of the scissors.
16) The scissors cut a wire.
17) A block of wood that was attached to the wire that has been cut falls of another 3 blocks- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
18) The last wooden block goes up and a small ball which on it fells down to a track- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
19) The small ball rolling down of the track and falls down into a cup- kinetic energy of the ball converts to potential energy which converts to kinetic energy (the ball falls into a cup).
20) The cup goes down because of the mass of the ball and another cup which is connected to it goes up- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.

*Now the machine splits into two parts:*

The milk part:
21) The milk part: while the cup goes up, it releases a train that was attached to the cup's wire with the train's magnet- potential energy converts to kinetic energy that converts to electromagnetic energy.
22) The train moves along the track- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
23) The train pushes box of milk; the box of milk falls on another one- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
24) While the second box of milk falls down, it pulls a piece of plastic- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
25) The piece of plastic pushes a spiky wheel.
26) The spiky wheel starts roll down along the track- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
27) The spiky wheel blows up a balloon with milk- kinetic energy converts to elastic energy.
28) When the balloon being blows up, milk starts spilled into the bowl- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.

The cereal part:
29) The cereal part: while the cup goes down, it pulls a barrier- kinetic energy of the cup converts to kinetic energy of the barrier.
30) A wooden plane releases and flies along a fishing wire.
31) The plane pushes a rubber ball that falls down (the ball attached to a wooden block with fishing wire) - potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
32) While the ball falls in zig zag it pulls wooden block- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
33) The wooden block goes down and pushes dominos- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
34) The dominos start to fall- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
35) The last domino pushes a ball which attached with wire to hinge- kinetic energy of the dominos converts to kinetic of the ball.
36) The ball falls and pushes a swing- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.

*Now the machine splits into two parts*

Cereal part:
37) Cereal part: one side of the swing goes up and pushes a vane- kinetic energy of the swing converts to potential energy.
38) The vane that attached with a wire to a cork in the bottom of the cereal box, starts turn around- potential energy of the swing converts to kinetic energy of the vane.
39) While the vane starts to move the cork open- kinetic energy of the vane converts to kinetic energy of the cork.
40) The cereal falls into a bowl- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.

Spoon part:
41) Spoon part: the another part of the swing goes down and pushes a car- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
42) The car rolling down along the track and pushes a sinker- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
43) The sinker falls down- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.
44) While the sinker falls, it pushes a piece of plastic with a spoon on it- kinetic energy of the sinker converts to kinetic energy of the plastic.
45) The spoon falls into the bowl- potential energy converts to kinetic energy.

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