CMS R.I.S.E. Class Presents...... Hammers in Space TEAM PAGE

Coopertown Middle School
Springfield, TN, USA

Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs. Teri Hudson
Team Members: 17
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Why we think we should win:
We should win the Rube Goldberg contest because we have successfully built a creative, functioning machine. Our machine meets the requirements at hand, and proves that we went above and beyond with our building process to insure that it would be an achievement. The amount of time and thought put into our machine is remarkable. Not only did we incorporate our theme, space, to the apparatus, but we have exhibited the way intelligent minds can fuse brilliant ideas into one masterpiece.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Erase a dry erase board
Open a door
Close a book

Our Step List

Step 1: Pull a string that activates the hammer #1.
Step 2: Hammer #1 hits weight #1 and pushes it off a ledge.
Step 3: Weight #1 will be attached to weight #2 and will pull weight #2 with it.
Step 4: The see-saw then drops weight #3 onto a bellow.
Step 5: The bellow then blows a car down a ramp.
Step 6: The car pushes over a yard stick.
Step 7: The yard stick falls into the dominos.
Step 8: In a design, the dominos fall.
Step 9: They then push a ball down a ramp.
Step 10: The ball hits hammer #2 knocking it down.
Step 11: As hammer #2 falls, the nail on the end of it is hammered into the block.

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