Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Chicago Children's Museum
Friday, March 16, 2018 Setup Time:
9:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Josiah Barlow - invitation signed.
Johanna Barlow - invitation signed.
Caleb Brown - invitation signed.
Katie Birchenough - invitation signed.
Zoe Konstanty - invitation signed.
Kaitlyn Bell - invitation signed.
Jack Boesch - invitation signed.
Anneliese Schideman - invitation signed.
AJ McClain - invitation signed.
Caleb Yant - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
Engineering Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
In cereal city we take cereal seriouslyWhy we think we should win:
We worked very hardSuggestion for next year's challenge:
cutting a piece of paper
Or machine is about cereal city and a mysterious cereal thief
Our Step List
1. Marble falls through airplane
2. Marble hits wood paddle
3. Wood paddle hits another marble
4. Marble turns Ferris Wheel, falls into pinball box and lands in scoop
5. Scoop falls tipping spoon
6. Spoon hits golf ball
7. Golf ball falls into cup which pulls peg
8. Peg releases spring
9. Spring rolls down ramp and drops marble
10. Marble falls into cup causing cup to drop
11. Cup pulls string that lifts tab releasing marble
12. Marble falls into another cup which pulls telephone wire which turns milk wheel
13. Milk wheel hits the milk carton on Fruity Co.
14. Milk carton pulls peg releasing “rainbow key” spool
15. “Rainbow key” spool rolls down ramp and sets off series of levers
16. Lever series hits ball and sends it rolling down the hill
17. Ball hits buildings
18. Building hits car
19. Car hits satellite bar
20. Bar releases lego-ish block
21. Block hits ball
22. Ball sets off mouse trap
23. Mouse trap pulls block that causes Flapple Jacks to fall
24. The Flapple Jack wheel rolls down the hill
25. Wheel hits block that pulls string and releases tab allowing marble to fall through maze
26. Marble sets off Gauss Rifle
27. Gauss Rifle shoots wooden support causing ramp to fall
28. Ball rolls down ramp and hits swinging lever
29. Lever hits car
30. Car rolls down ramp and pulls string which pulls lever
31. Lever hits red “helicopter car”
32. “Helicopter car” hits hammer lever
33. Hammer lever knocks comet (battery) off ledge
34. Comet (battery) pulls string that opens cereal box and cereal falls into the golden bowl.
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