Beefs Beasts TEAM PAGE

Jesup Middle School
Jesup, IA, USA

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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