Team # 1255: BV Croissants TEAM PAGE

Bishop Verot High School
Fort Myers, Florida, United States

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: Kurt Prey
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 10
Connor Shovlin - invitation signed.
Alonso Pagan - invitation signed.
Vincent Trunkett - invitation sent
Charlie Weeks - invitation sent
Jack Rowe - invitation signed.
Haoyuan Lin - invitation signed.
Haoyuan (Bob) Lin - invitation sent
Charlie Weeks - invitation signed.
Charlie Weeks - invitation opened.
Ian Cole-Carlo - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
Conservation of energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, collisions, fluids, electric circuits and simple machines.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Wait, why didn't that work?

Why we think we should win:
We have used several very unique items and ideas. And we did not use any dominos!

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

This machine was designed to turn off all of the Christmas light while the user remains at rest. A simple phone call activates the machine. Music begins to play and marbles vibrate to the beat and make their way to a cup and lever that release the toy bus. The bus then sets in motion a series of event that results in a fan blowing a cart with a pin attached across a bridge. The pin pops a balloon and then another series of events events end with a clothespin releasing a bowling ball that runs over a light switch

Our Step List

Bishop Verot Croissants
1. Phone rings playing song
2. Speaker vibrates Styrofoam
3. Marbles roll down Styrofoam Inclined Plane
4. Marbles go from box down tube Inclined Plane
5. Marbles land in cup
6. Cup pivots gate Lever
7. Barney bus rolls forward Wheel and axle
8. Bus turns turnstile Lever
9. Turnstile hits golf ball down ramp Inclined Plane
10. Barney Bus continues and hits bail on fishing reel dropping magnets on line.
11. Magnets drop down to see-saw
12. Golf #1 ball hits wooden block, block falls Lever
13. Pivot allows golf ball #2 to fall
14. Golf ball #2 string pulls PVC tube up Pulley
15. Metal balls, roll down marble box run Inclined Plane
16. Metal balls complete electric contact switch
17. Motor turns fishing reel
18. Magnets on fishing line lift washers
19. See-saw pivots Lever
20. See-saw hits mouse trap 1
21. Mouse trap 1 pulls tea holder into PVC tube
22. Tea holder release BBs Lever
23. BBs fall into cup completing electrical contact
24. Fan motor turns on
25. Fan blows sail on low friction cart Wheel and axle
26. Cart pops balloon
27. Board resting on balloon lowers Inclined Plane
28. Tennis ball rolls down ramp Inclined Plane
29. Tennis ball hits pivot gate Wheel and axle
30. Pivot gate hits lacrosse ball
31. Lacrosse travels down ramp Inclined Plane
32. Lacrosse ball hits smaller wooden ball
33. Wooden ball trips rat trap
34. Rat trap pulls pin from PVC tube releasing weight
35. Weight pushes small syringe
36. Water travels to large syringe lifting foam board
37. PVC tube rolls down foam board Inclined Plane
38. Tube lands on wedge Wedge
39. Golf ball #3 rolls out of tube and down curved ramp into ball return machine
40. Ball return shoot out golf ball
41. Golf ball knocks baseball off platform
42. String on baseball pulls lever on cat’s paw toy Pulley
43. Cat’s paw knocks weighted sinkers
44. String on sinkers rotates screw (Screw)
45. Screw breaks contact on switch
46. Electro-magnet turns off
47. Stretched Slinky releases and hits wood blank Lever
48. Roll of tape fall off wood blank
49. String on roll of tape moves freeing 2nd roll of tape String is wedge
50. 2nd roll of tape rolls down ramp
51. Rod in center of spool knock ball off platform Inclined Plane
52. String on ball trigger mouse trap
53. Mouse trap hits clothespin
54. Clothes pin opens releasing hammer pole
55. Hammer hits bowling ball Lever
56. Bowling ball rolls down ramp Inclined Plane
57. Bowling ball moves rocker switch tuning off lights. Lever
The End.

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

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2