Team # 562: Chaffin - Team Green TEAM PAGE

Chaffin Junior High
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Host: Santa Monica Pier - Middle School
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:30 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Amy Markham
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying the engineering process and STEM based learning. We have spent large quantities of our time outside of school in addition to our class time learning about the opportunities STEM can provide us with in the future and building our physical machine.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. -Michael Jordan

Why we think we should win:
We should win because we have a great deal of creativity included in our machine. For example, our whole base is basketball themed complete with the court we hand-painted on. We also have creative costumes, as we are all referees, which ties directly into our theme.

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:

Do you have a child involved in a sport? Do they ever get hurt but you’re unable to help them from the sidelines? Our Rube Goldberg machine will wipe away all your worries! About 30 million kids and teens are involved in sports in the U.S. alone. Of those 30 million adolescents, over 85% of them get a scratch or more severe injuries when they play. Can you imagine how many worried parents there are?!

Well worry no more! Our machine can successfully apply a Band-Aid 5 out of 5 times! Talk about a win!

Our Step List

1. Person from team shoots basketball through the rim to score a goal
2. Basketball goes through a shoebox to roll down a ramp to hit a Lego
3. The Lego knocks over to knock out a different ball out of the shoebox's hole
4. Ball rolls down ramp to hit a car
5. The car travels to knock down dominoes
6. Dominoes all fall over to knock into a pearl that is stationed on a bolt
7. Pearl rolls off and down a ramp which leads to a Plinko board
8. Pearl makes its way through the Plinko Board and knocks several marbles out of their stationary places to begin rolling down the ramp
9. The marbles and pearl fall into a cup weighing it down in preparation to trigger a pulley
10. The lasered wooden basketball player on the pulley goes up into the air via the pulley system while the newly weighted cup goes down to hit a positioned tire
11. The tire rolls down a ramp to knock over dominoes
12. The dominoes all knock over and hit a mini Wiffle ball
13. The mini Wiffle ball hits more dominoes
14. Dominoes knock over a tall clothespin
15. The clothespin falls over to knock over a ping pong ball
16. Ping pong ball rolls down the ramp where a Band-Aid is stationed
17. The Band-Aid is applied to a laser wooden cut out player to heal our hurt All-Star

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