Turn Off A Light
Rialto High School MESAWorld
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Setup Time:
8:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Julian Ontiveros - invitation signed.
Joel Hernandez - invitation signed.
David Fakava - invitation signed.
Alexander Hernandez-Vega - invitation signed.
Michael Urieta - invitation signed.
Michael Urieta - invitation sent
Courtney Flemmings - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
We the 'Lions' are studying to study the most creative way possible to turn off a light using a sequence of actions while also trying to engage an audience with a wonderful story and even some comedic aspects in our machine.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller
Why we think we should win:
To say that we deserve to win seems a bit brazen so id first like to state that we already feel accomplished in the fact that my team and I have enjoyed working on our machine and we have enjoyed the journey taken while we worked on the task of turning off a light. We had a wide sense of emotions with every test that came by much like Rube Goldberg wanted to give his spectators emotions as well. Our machine has the capability to entertain our spectators with its overall theme and each individual yet interesting event. For this reason, we like to say that we have the capability to stride with top competitors in the 2020 Rube Goldberg competition.
Suggestion for next year's challenge:
While we did enjoy working on this task of turning off a light, something we would love to see is a competition in which the task is to pour a glass of water. This seems interesting and fun as it is fun to imagine a machine that can pour you something refreshing to drink.
Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
The Carter Lions invite you to our jungle mission to Turn Off The Light which has been drying up the ecosystem's waterhole. We'll travel together on every twist, turn and drop in order the save the animal's habitat. We'll work alongside several affected species of animals as they too are trying to save their water source. Come join our rigorous adventure.
Our Step List
1.)CD goes down rail and hits dominoes
2.)Dominoes pushes weight
3.)weight sets off pulley
4.)Pulley pulls pipe and sets off marble
5.)Marble zig-zags towards mousetrap
6.)Mousetrap pulls pencil
7.)Pencil releases toy car on inclined slope
8.)Toy car on inclined slope sets off mousetrap
9.)mousetrap activates dog ring-around
10.)Ring-around hits book
11.)Book falls on lever
12.)Lever knock over Wedge
13.)Wedge sets off mousetrap
14.)Mousetrap pulls tape
15.)Tape releases Fox
16.)Fox hits box sequence
17.)Box Sequence hits wheel & Axle
18.)Wheel and axle hits weight
19.)Weight hits pushes down pencil
20.)Pencil activates pencil sharpener screw
21.)Screw pulls slinky
22.)Slinky hits mousetrap
23.)Mousetrap pulls tab
24.)Tab drops stick
25.)Stick hits switch
26.) Switch turns off the light
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