Turn Off A Light
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh & MuseumLab
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Setup Time:
8:30 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Apprentice - Ages 8 - 11 (Elementary School)
Mary Gorman - invitation signed.
Michael Fernandez - invitation sent
Grady Liller - invitation signed.
Kassidy Probst - invitation sent
Ryan Prisuta - invitation signed.
Grant Shroads - invitation signed.
Gabriel Why - invitation sent
Teagan Conlon - invitation sent
Alaina Shope - invitation signed.
Jazmine Massalha - invitation sent
Our machine is an old-looking contraption that turns off a light. Our idea is set in 1879 when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Therefore, our machine has a wooden metallic look to match the theme. We have included all 6 simple machines and a slinky while making sure our machine was sturdy and visually appealing.
Our Step List
1. Thomas Edison (Jazmine Massalha) drops a ping-pong ball into a Rube Goldberg ball track
2. The ball hits a marble into a marble shooter
3. The marble rolls along some tracks and hits some dominoes
4. The dominoes knock a heavy object off of the table
5. The heavy object pulls down the slinky
6. The slinky activates the pendulum
7. The pendulum hits a marble
8. The marble rolls along some track and through a tube and then falls into a cup
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