Team # 1133: Cats in the Hat TEAM PAGE

Savoy, IL, United States

Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Host: Engineering Open House
Friday, March 08, 2019
Setup Time: 7:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 8:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Eydie Doehring
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 7
John Barlow - invitation signed.
Michael Doehring - invitation signed.
JD Norcross - invitation signed.
Kathryn Bell - invitation signed.
Enoch Wells - invitation signed.
Henry Boesch - invitation signed.
Elaina Birchenough - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
We are a multi-grade group, so currently we are studying Chemistry, Physics, and varying levels of math. One of the team participants gave an informative speech for their speech class about the life of Rube Goldberg. They invited the class to EOH to come learn more about the Rube Goldberg machines.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one hundred percent!" - from Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hatches an Egg". Our team leader Michael really likes this quote because it exemplifies Horton's honesty, dedication, and perseverance.

Why we think we should win:
Because of our funny skit, clear theme and good use of household objects, we think our machine exemplifies the spirit of Rube Goldberg's cartoons.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Nothing involving food! :)
Put a cap on a marker
Have scissors cut paper

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Like our team name, our machine is titled, "The Cats in the Hat". Come and see the visual tale of Dr. Seuss' latest book idea. His artwork has been burned in a fire and it is up to Dr. Seuss and his team of misfit editors to figure out a new story to create. Should it have an elephant hatching an egg? Should there be flying fish? Should there be a Thneed factory? And it definitely should end with the capture of Thing 1 and Thing 2. See all of these ideas played out right before your ideas when you come visit the "Cats in the Hat".

Our Step List

Cats in the Hat
1. Someone pushes Ned
2. Ned hits vertical teeter totter
3. Teeter totter knocks fish-birds into ramp
4. Fish-birds knock over weight
5. Weight lifts up flap
6. Flap knocks over Weight
7. Weight lifts up balloon
8. Balloon hits cloud
9. Cloud hits stick and new cloud
10. Second cloud rains
11. Rain falls down plinko into container
12. Container starts car
13. Car knocks over weight
14. Weight pulls up “Zax by pass” bridge
15. Bridge hits mouse trap
16. Mouse trap hits pole upward
17. Pole sets off upward cars
18. Upward cars fall pulling “Grinch stopper” down
19. Grinch pulls forward and falls
20. Grinch hits arm snatcher
21. Arm snatcher releases arm
22. Arm knocks over presents
23. Presents knock off magnet zipline
24. Zipline flies up and hits upward rolling wheels
25. Last upward wheel falls down yanking on string
26. String knocks over “Horton’s egg”
27. Egg starts upward spoons
28. Spoons hit flap
29. Flap knocks over weight
30. Weight yanks on melon baller
31. Melon baller releases door stopper
32. Stopper springs into (damn) mouse trap
33. Mouse trap hits fish
34. Fish zip-lines hitting teeter totter
35. Teeter totter yanks on rope releasing slow wheel
36. Slow wheel hits tree
37. Tree hits rubber band releasing claw
38. Claw releases axe
39. Axe hits hammer
40. Hammer falls on spoon gizmo
41. Spoon gizmo yanks up rubber band
42. Rubber band yanks Horton into cage
43. Horton knocks over cage
44. Cage hits book
45. Book releases golf ball
46. Golf ball starts newton’s cradle knocking over dominoes
47. Domino hits “Swirly gig”
48. “Swirly gig” knocks over weight
49. Weight yanks bottle out
50. Bottle pours sand into cup
51. Cup pulls up boulder stopper
52. Boulder stopper releases tennis ball
53. Tennis ball rolls hitting domino holder
54. “Yurtle tower” falls over pulling string yanking out stopper
55. Stopper releases door
56. As door falls, mine cart rolls down track
57. Mine cart hits clothes pin
58. Clothes pin releases spring
59. Spring yanks down “Cat in the hat” house
60. House yanks green back scratcher out from coin track
61. Track falls rolling coins into piggy bank

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Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

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