Team # 121: Briggs High School TEAM PAGE

Briggs High School
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Open An Umbrella
Host: Centennial High School
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Setup Time: 7:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Wendy Harper
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
While constructing our Rube Goldberg machine, we have been studying momentum and velocity as well as friction and gravitational pull.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Is the power on...Bobby??"

Why we think we should win:
We started on this machine right after the 2015 Rube Goldberg competition with huge plans to ensure our win. There was a lot of excitement over the summer for what we planned to be the final product only to find out our advisor was sadly moved to another school. He had what we strongly lacked--knowledge on technology and construction. Not having those two basic necessities for a successful machine was a huge liability. With him went our space and time. We needed a teacher to take up the project so we'd have a place to work. It was no secret we had a huge lack of resources. Many doubted we would even finish the machine in time because we worked half as fast but twice as hard just to figure out how to make steps work. Briggs should win because we overcame the biggest obstacle of all--losing our entire foundation for our team.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Make a bowl of cereal
Take a photo
Shoot a video

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Briggs High School Rube Goldberg machine is a Mary Poppins inspired dollhouse. By means of her magic, the dollhouse comes to life. Her magic touches the rooms, starting out in the room of slumber, flowing into the bathroom, down the slide to the kitchen, and lastly touching the living room and opening the umbrella outside (to avoid bad luck!)

Our Step List

1. Pull string to lift bed
2. Doll falls and hits dominoes
3. Dominoes fall and hit spinner
4. Spinner spins and knocks ball down ramp
5. Ball completes circuit to power hair dryer
6. Hair dryer blows duck across platform
7. Platform tips duck to hit ball
8. Ball rolls down ramp to hit block
9. Block falls to knock into ball
10. Ball rolls down ramp to hit refrigerator
11. Refrigerator falls over to pull rod
12. Rod hits dominoes
13. Domino hits car
14. Car hits ball
15. Ball hits dominoes
16. Dominoes fall to trip a mouse trap
17. Mouse trap completes a circuit to power/advance projector
18. Projector connect circuit to power drill
19. Drill spins hammer
20. Hammer hits umbrella opener
**Umbrella opens!!**

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos