Team # 540: Chaffin Junior High- Team 1 TEAM PAGE

Chaffin Junior High
Fort Smith, AR, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Amy Markham
Team Members: 2
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying transfers of energy. We are using the Newtons's Third Law of motion states that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"The harder I work, the luckier I get. When you have momentum, you keep it going."~ Donald J Trump

Why we think we should win:
Our invention utilizes our chosen creative theme in every single step: the great outdoors. In addition to our creative theme being featured in each and every step, our machines works 100% of the time. To be able to have this much consistent accuracy, we spent every weekend testing it and adjusted it until we worked through every glitch or inconsistency. We are proud of our hard work and the hope the results are worthy of a win.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
I would suggest next year's challenge should be activating Siri on an apple product.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Hi, we are New Heights New Depths and we are here to save lives with our project, Patch 'er up.

You can always count on our machine to help someone in need. Our machine uses the outdoors and everyday used items to help save lives. In a full run, the final accomplishment is to apply a band-aid to a duck decoy. Our machine can be used to also apply a band-aid to a person if they need it.

We can transport our machine to various locations so that it can be used. It works very well in the wilderness and you can set it up at your stand. Use our machine!

Our Step List

Step 1: Weighted marble rolls down Hot Wheels track
Step 2: Marble changes directions
Step 3: Marble hits reel
Step 4: Reel drops weight
Step 5: Weight hits dominoes
Step 6: Dominoes hit another weighted marble and send it into motion
Step 7: Marble rolls down Hot Wheels track
Step 8: Marble falls off of the track
Step 9: Marble changes direction and begins rolling on a wooden runway
Step 10: Marble hits hinge
Step 11: Hinge swings around from an upright position
Step 12: Hinge hits a toy jeep
Step 13: Jeep rolls
Step 14: Jeep hits another hinge
Step 15: Hinge hits an arrow
Step 16: Arrow slides in a tube
Step 17: Arrow pushes a marble
Step 18: Marble rolls across hot wheels track
Step 19: Marble falls into a cup
Step 20: Weight of marble triggers a fishing line pulley
Step 21: Fishing line pulls up a metal piece that is holding a marble
Step 22: Marble is released
Step 23: Marble rolls down Hot Wheels track
Step 24: Marble hits a dove decoy
Step 25: Dove decoy rotates on an axle
Step 26: Decoy tail hits Mountain Dew can
Step 27: Can rolls
Step 28: Can hits hinge with paint stick attached
Step 29: Paint stick falls toward the duck decoy
Step 30: Stick slaps Band-Aid onto duck decoy

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2