Turn Off A Light
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh & MuseumLab
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Setup Time:
8:30 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Apprentice - Ages 8 - 11 (Elementary School)
Cole Hughes - invitation signed.
Eli Baloga - invitation sent
Adam Baloga - invitation signed.
Bryce Grubb - invitation signed.
Aaden Haines - invitation signed.
Connor Baker - invitation signed.
William Kelly - invitation signed.
Luke Henke - invitation signed.
Mason Myers - invitation signed.
Chase VanCamp - invitation signed.
Michael Carrozza - invitation signed.
Mason Tichenor - invitation signed.
Vincent Miller - invitation sent
Brady Rightweiser - invitation signed.
Jack Antonetti - invitation sent
What we're studying:
Electric CircuitsOur Team Leader's favorite quote:
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
The Rube Goldberg machine is set up to be in a boy's bedroom. Our idea is that is it bedtime and our machine will turn off the boy's light for bed. The machine is made out of donated and recycled materials. We used whatever we had to make simple machines.
Our Step List
1. Boy lifts water bottle releasing car
2. Car falls into clothes basket
3. Clothes basket falls over pulling pin
4. Pin releases car on track into orange Lego block
5. Block goes down pulling up Thor Hammer using a pulley system
6. Thor Hammer pushes up on Gatorade bottle
7. Gatorade bottle dumps marbles into funnel
8. Funnel releases marbles into tube acting as inclined plane
9. Marble hit ball out of tube
10. Ball goes into Hulk knocking him over
11. Hulk falls pulling string that pulls down slinky
12. Slinky pulls another string through hook pulley system lifting ramp
13. Ramp sends ball down an inclined plane into Slinky dog
14 Slinky dog falls off table into book
15. Books domino onto push light
16. Push light turns off
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