Team # 1258: Binary Beasts TEAM PAGE

St John Neumann High School
Naples, Florida, United States

Contest:
Turn Off A Light
Host: IMAG History & Science Center
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Andrew Shaffer
Team Members: 25
Invitations: 26
Patrick Flannery - invitation signed.
Luke Lothrop - invitation signed.
Luke Santamarina - invitation signed.
John Montecalvo - invitation sent
Will Zonas - invitation signed.
Joe Walker - invitation signed.
Michael Casella - invitation signed.
Sarah Hughes - invitation signed.
Ana Gonzalez - invitation signed.
Daniel DeSantis - invitation signed.
Gracey Brown - invitation signed.
Sofia Rozas - invitation signed.
Katarina Latavish - invitation signed.
Patrick Flannery - invitation signed.
Luke Lothrop - invitation signed.
Luke Santamarina - invitation signed.
John Montecalvo - invitation signed.
Will Zonas - invitation signed.
Joe Walker - invitation signed.
Michael Casella - invitation signed.
Sarah Hughes - invitation signed.
Ana Gonzalez - invitation signed.
Daniel DeSantis - invitation signed.
Gracey Brown - invitation signed.
Sofia Rozas - invitation signed.
Katarina Latavish - invitation signed.



What we're studying:
This year, we have learned many new concepts. For our first competition, we were able to code using Tinker-Cad. As a class, we have learned the engineering method and learned to work together and have teamwork.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Why we think we should win:
As a team, we have put hard work into designing this Rube Goldberg machine. Although we may not have much background on making these machines, we have researched and worked together to make a Rube Goldberg machine that will impress and humor the judges.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We think the task should be flushing a toilet.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

In honor of the end of the decade, we at St. John Neumann High school have combined the fondest toys of our childhood and repurposed holiday decorations into a Rube Goldberg machine that will surely amuse, excite and accomplish a task.

Our Step List

1. Car rolls into cup
2. Cup pulls down paper knocking over dominos
3. Dominos hits small marble
4. Marble rolls down ramp into marble run
5. Marble goes through run and drops hitting dominoes
6. Dominoes hit big marble which rolls into PBC pipe
7. Marble goes down another ramp
8. Hits car
9. Car drops and hits golf ball
10. Golf ball hits tiny marble
11. Marble goes into marble run and knocks down dominos
12. Golf ball falls down pulling a domino with it, releasing the hammer
13. Hammer hits slinky
14. Slinky hits tinfoil and plays Christmas music
15. Golf ball falls into cup pulling the other cup up
16. Ball rolls down slide
17. Hits dominoes causing the marble to roll down ramp and hit stick.
18. More dominoes fall
19. Sets off car and makes more dominoes hit a ball
20. The ball will hit a block of wood
21. Then it causes a wheel to roll down another ramp
22. Then the wheel hits a piece of wood.
23. The wood tips over and lands on the light switch.

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 Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.

Our Machine Run Videos