Beefs Beasts TEAM PAGE

Jesup Middle School
Jesup, IA, USA

Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Jeff Etringer
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
STEM activities and science.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" Hunter S. Thompson

Why we think we should win:
Whether we win or not isn't the important thing. Seeing the students come together as a team was worth all the effort we put into the project. We had both 7th and 8th graders working on the project and they learned to get along wonderfully.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Raise a flag.

Hi, Welcome to our Web Page! We hope you enjoy our first try at building Rube Goldberg's. The kids worked hard and I think they made a great machine.

Our Step List

1) Push button
2) Motor pulls pin
3) Weight drops on mousetrap
4) Mousetrap snaps and hits cardboard circle
5) Pencil attached to cardboard circle is pushed into car
6) Car moves down hill
7) Car hits domino and starts chain reaction
8) Domino hits ping pong ball
9) Ping pong goes through tunnel and hits domino
10) Domino hits electrical switch
11) Electrical switch is closed which starts propeller
12) Propeller driven car pushes ball towards ramp
13) At ramp ball rolls down due to gravity
14) Ball hits paper target which pulls string
15) String pulls up on electrical switch thus opening circuit
16) Motor on car is turned off
17) Ball rolls down end of ramp and hits electrical switch
18) Ball closes switch which causes motor to turn on
19) Motor raises elevator
20) Elevator rises and tips paper holding marble
21) Marble starts down incline
22) Marble goes into funnel
23) Marble falls onto mouse trap
24) Mouse trap is released
25) Mouse trap arm hits scissors
26) Scissors cuts string
27) Hammer is released
28) Hammer hits nail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2