Team # 277: Beach Boys TEAM PAGE

NRHEG High School
New Richland, MN Minnesota, United States

Open An Umbrella
Host: Minnesota Center For Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (MNCEME) at Minnesota State University, Mankato
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:45 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Amanda Inouye
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry Ford

Why we think we should win:
We're the beach boys.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Hammering a nail.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The setting, a California Beach setting. The day begins like any other day, with a typical trip to the beach. All is well until the clouds turned dark. Causing the need for the umbrella.

Our Step List

Step 1 - Releasing the car to travel down an incline plain.
Step 2 - The car jumps and hits hanging rod
Step 3 - Hanging rod hits car and travels down the inclined plane into a cup
Step 4 - The car enters the pulley and activates it, causing a track to raise
Step 5 - As the track raises, the car on the track goes down.
Step 6 - Car goes into cup and activates pully
Step 7 - The pulley activates pulling up another inclined plain which is equipped with another silver ball
Step 8 - The ball travels down the inclined plain
Step 9 - The ball collides with a spinner
Step 10 - The spinner comes into contact with more dominoes, knocking them over.
Step 11 - The final dominoes fall into a cup, activating another pulley
Step 12 - The pulley is activated and lifts another inclined plain
Step 13 - Another car travels down the incline plain
Step 14 - The car falls from the preceding inclined plain to another inclined plain
Step 15 - The car collides with more dominoes, knocking them over
Step 16 - The dominoes collide with another silver ball
Step 17 - The silver ball travels down the an inclined plain
Step 18 - The silver ball collides with another spinner
Step 19 - The spinner knocks over more dominoes
Step 20 - The dominoes collide with vertical sea saw
Step 21 - Sea saw knocks over metal ball which falls on scissors
Step 22 - Scissors cuts string releasing hammer
Step 23 - Hammer hits block of wood, with a nail attached at the end, collides with the button of the umbrella
Step 24 - The umbrella opens

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos