Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Wisconsin Rube Goldberg Contest
Friday, March 09, 2018 Setup Time:
7:30 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Paul R Bell
Mariah Weiss - invitation signed.
adam wiegel - invitation signed.
Ben Piechowski - invitation signed.
Owen Reich - invitation signed.
Chris Werch - invitation signed.
Andrew Reed - invitation sent
Marik Reilly - invitation signed.
Sam Rucks - invitation signed.
Nate Wendt - invitation signed.
Emily Cottello - invitation signed.
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"This is why we can't have nice things"
The theme of our machine is "From Farm to Table" and shows the process it takes for cereal to be produced.
Our Step List
1. Chicken lays eggs.
2. Eggs roll down the ramp, collecting in and lowering a basket.
3. Basket raises the mousehole.
4. Mouse rolls down a track and sets off a mouse trap.
5. A flyswatter, attached to the mousetrap, swats a fly down the tube.
6. The fly hits the pigs, causing them to move.
7. The pigs run into the hay bales, knocking them over.
8. Hay bales hit the tractor.
9. Tractor rolls forward popping a balloon, causing the silo to tip over.
10. The hand attached to the silo releases a zipline.
11. The zipline hits a mousetrap.
12. Mousetrap releases the ball down a ramp.
13. The ball sets off marble marble launcher.
14. A marble hits a lever deploying the hammer.
15. The hammer hits a teeter totter, dropping a weight.
16. The weight falls and turns the archimedes screw.
17. Marbles from the archimedes screw roll into a truck.
18. Truck moves and pulls out a plug.
19. Marbles fall into a cereal box.
20. Cereal box hits a lever.
21. The lever releases a counter weight.
22. Banana pulley hits ketchup.
23. Ketchup lever releases a ball.
24. Ball pulls out peg, releasing ball.
25. Ball hits bead weight.
26. Beads fall and lift a lever.
27. Bead lever hits boxes.
28. Cereal dominoes tip over.
29. Cereal box hits handle.
30. Broom handle releases car.
31. Car hits pan.
32. Pans hit lever and drops nut.
33. Nut raises wooden stop.
34. Ball rolls down ramp.
35. Ball hits mousetrap.
36. Mousetrap deploys spring thing.
37. Spring thing releases block.
38. Wood block hits switch.
39. Car tips box via pulleys.
40. Box pours cereal.
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