Put Money in a Piggy Bank
San Bernardino County Rube Goldberg Contest (Middle School Division)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Setup Time:
8:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
isaiah ortega - invitation signed.
daren cerda - invitation signed.
christian hartson - invitation signed.
Jesse Wareham - invitation signed.
celeste banuelos - invitation signed.
Ethan Brown - invitation signed.
Gabriela Gandara - invitation signed.
Eli Fernandez - invitation signed.
Natalya Gonzalez - invitation signed.
Aidan Perez - invitation signed.
ariana anaya - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
We are studying the law of conservation of energy and how that relates to the Rube Goldberg project. Our project encompasses the law of conservation of energy in that it uses kinetic and potential energy to it's advantage transferring energy in very unique ways. Our project also uses all 5 major forms of energy including chemical, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical, and thermal.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"IMpossible" Nothing is impossible because I'Mpossible.Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we have spent over 980 hours working on this project in total. We worked together on this project 3 times a week after school, weekends and over holiday breaks. We truly believe in the way that the Rube Goldberg project brings people together, and highlights a person's strengths but also allows for someone to work and grow in areas of weakness. Each member of our team has grown tremendously and in the end we became more than a team, we became a family. Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Flipping a pancakeFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
This is the prequel to the story of the 3 little pigs. The four little pigs rob the "Wolf of America Bank". The police chase the four little pigs in a high-speed pursuit. They capture one of the four little pigs and interrogate him. He is put on trial and found guilty. He is sentenced to Bacon County Jail. Meanwhile, the three little pigs are hiding in their "Pig Sty" counting their money to build their houses. That is why the wolf is trying to blow their house down in the story, we all know as the "Three Little Pigs".
Our Step List
1 Push cash register
2 Marble drops
3 Marble hits weight
4 Weight hits measuring tape
5 Measuring tape hits ball
6 Ball drops in to pulley
7 Pulley hits marble
8 Marble hits pulley
9 Pulley hits car
10 Car hits marble
11 Marble hits cop car
12 Cop car hits weight
13 Weight hits drum stick
14 Drum stick hits car loop button
15 Car loop button hits car
16 Car hits stick
17 Stick hits ball
18 Ball hits stick
19 Stick hits ball
20 Ball hits stick
21 Stick hits ball
22 Ball hits stick
23 Stick hits ball
24 Ball hits weight
25 Weight drops and pulls trigger
26 Bullet shoots witch opens door
27 Door pulls case file
28 Light hits solar panel
29 Solar panel electrically triggers fan to spin
30 Fan hits car
31 Car hits door
32 Door hits metal marble
33 Metal marble hits golfball
34 Golf ball hits paper weight
35 Paper weight drops hand cuffs fly up
36 Hand cuffs nock off bouncy ball
37 Bouncy balll hits gavel
38 Gavel hits playing card
39 Hot wheel car is released
40 Hot wheel car hit cork
41 Cork shoots up which release bars
42 Vibration of bars slamming activates car
43 Car triggers off mouse trap
44 Mouse trap flings a golf ball
45 Golfball bounces off plexiglass glass to hit weight
46 weight pulls up pig
47 Weight activate helium tank
48 Ball rolls down wooden plank and across magnets
49 Ball hits golf ball
50 Golf ball hits cork
51 cork releases Circular wheel
52 Wheel pulls stick
53 Door opens
54 Balloon pops
55 Money falls into bank
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