Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Greg Ryerson - invitation signed.
Matt Ernst - invitation signed.
Cameron Kim - invitation signed.
Christian Corona - invitation signed.
Aidan Reed - invitation signed.
Roan Braun - invitation signed.
Jesse Chen - invitation signed.
Jon Blackman - invitation signed.
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
- Carl Sagan
Our machine is space inspired. The machine itself is painted to look like the inside of a space ship, with some of the galaxy visible through its windows, including a Death Star! You can see a bunch of stars in the distance, and a hint of the Earth. There's also a space ship battle in one of our steps.
Our Step List
1. Ball is dropped down ramp
2. Ball hits second ball
3. Second ball rolls down cardboard ramp
4. Ball hits first domino
5. Domino run
6. Dominoes hit ball
7. Ball falls down tube
8. Ball knocks marble off pedestal
9. Marble rolls down stairs and ramp, into bumper switch
10. Bumper switch activates robotic elevator
11. Elevator lifts a ball upward, simultaneously pulling a piece of cardboard
12. Cardboard pulls Millennium Falcon
13. Millennium Falcon flies across the machine, chased by a TIE fighter
14. Millennium Falcon crashes into a piece of cardboard
15. Cardboard pulls inertia beads out of container
16. Inertia beads pull another piece of cardboard off of the bridge
17. Cardboard being pulled releases car down bridge
18. Car knocks into tube
19. Tube releases second car
20. Car pulls down on pulley
21. Pulley pulls up on arm
22. Arm stabs balloon, which is filled with cereal
23. Balloon releases cereal into container
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