Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Engineering Open House
Friday, March 08, 2019 Setup Time:
7:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
John Nicol - invitation signed.
Matthew Lugardo - invitation signed.
Cavan Morber - invitation signed.
Mary Boyer - invitation signed.
Cari Wright - invitation signed.
Joshua Pierce - invitation signed.
Amelia Tabatt - invitation sent
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia.' but only slightly less well known is this: 'never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line." Or, "Inconceivable!" Why we think we should win:
Because the Princess Bride is perfect, and it would be a dishonor to the movie for the machine to lose. And because of how well we converted it into a Rube machine.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
To pop a cork or to unlock a door or to cut a carrotFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
Our machine follows the story of The Princess Bride. Westley needs money to marry Buttercup. Buttercup is kidnapped and taken by boat to the Cliffs of Inspoonity. Westley saves Buttercup by defeating the men who kidnapped her. Reunited, they brave the ominous Fire Swamp and Rodent of Unusual Size but then are captured. Westley is tortured in the Machine. He escapes, breaks into the castle where Buttercup is being held, and saves her. They ride off together, now with money in their True Love piggy bank.
Our Step List
1. Boat hits the cliffs of Inspoonity
2. Spoons flip spoons
3. Spoons hit sword
4. Sword triggers mousetrap
5. Mousetrap pulls on Fezzik's Arm
6. Fezzik's Arm pushes boulder
7. Boulder switches cups
8. Cups push Westley
9. Westley tumbles down hill, raises lever, says "As"
11. Lever releases other Westlies saying "You," and "Wish."
12. Another Westley falls into the Fire Swamp
13. Fire swamp pushes up Buttercup
14. Buttercup falls into Lightning Rice cup
15. Lightning Rice cup pulls out Westley and Buttercup via a vine
16. Westley and Buttercup unstop Lightning Rice funnel
17. Rice weighs down seesaw
18. Seesaw tips, letting Rodent of Unusual Size (and the crossbowmen inside) run
19. Crossbowmen dislodge spring
20. Spring launches wheel
21. Wheel springs forwards, and hits tape measure
22. Tape measure recoils, dropping golf ball
23. Golf ball flips switch, activating The Machine
24. Machine pulls up hammer
25. Hammer releases hydraulic power spheres
26. Hydraulic power spheres turn wheel
27. Wheel releases tree
28. Tree hits Westley
28. Westley hits Miracle Max's shack
30. Miracle Max's shack hits marble
31. Marble starts Gauss rifle
32. Gauss rifle knocks out Gatekeeper
33. Weight allows Castle to spring open
34. Castle pulls on string, starting Inigo's descent and Westley's rise
35. Inigo pops Rugen
36. Absence of Rugen allows horses to roll
37. The horses roll into lever
38. Lever releases coin.
39. Coin rolls into the sunset/ true love piggy bank.
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