Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Setup Time:
9:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Felix Gottlieb - invitation signed.
Nicholas Greenspan - invitation signed.
Jordan Nathan - invitation signed.
David Goldberg - invitation signed.
Max Kronengold - invitation signed.
Haley Philips - invitation signed.
Matt Bennett - invitation signed.
A 30 year anniversary deserves a trip down memory lane. Let's revisit all of the tasks of the past 30 years.
Our Step List
1 Stamp roll is released
2 Stamp roll hits power strip
3 Power strip turns on pencil sharpener
4 Sharpener sharpens “pencil”, moving down ramp
5 Allows ball to roll down ramp into mason jar
6 Mason jar is weighed down by additional weight of ball while pulling toast.
7 Hits bike lock releasing it.
8 Rubber band pulls on electrical switch
9 Electrical switch turns on light bulb
10 Light bulb activates light sensor
11 Light sensor activates motor
12 Motor pulls up string
13 String activates mouse trap
14 Mouse trap tips measuring cup with “coffee beans”
15 Coffee beans slide down a chute, enter radio, tipping scale
16 Scale releases coins on scale
17 Coins then start sliding which hits CD dominoes
18 CD dominoes hit mousetrap
19 Mousetrap releases hand (which hits alarm clock)
20 Balls roll into cup after traveling along alarm clock weighing down releasing flap
21 Apples fall out of flap and weigh down box
22 Box pulls on string
23 String pulls a pulley with flag attached to it
24 Flag hits coke can, causing it to roll
25 First coke can then hits crushed coke can,
26 Crushed coke can releases metal ball
27 Ball tips scales, releasing batteries
28 Batteries hit flashlight pushing it and releasing it,
29 Flashlight hits bottle tipping it
30 Bottle pours into funnel then into cup
31 Cup after being weighed down hits a mouse trap, triggering it
32 Mousetrap releases a burger which becomes assembled, a sriracha bottle which weighs down the burger and gate, releasing a light bulb down a track
33 Light bulb rolls down the track, hitting hidden light bulb
34 Hidden Light bulb knocks over and triggers mousetrap.
35 Mousetrap pulls on string
36 String pulls on object activating purell motion sensor
37 Motion sensor inside purell activates motor
38 Motor pulls on string
39 String pulls on power switch nail, turning on power strip
40 Power strip activates balloon pump
41 Balloon pump inflates balloon.
42 Balloon pushes over hammer
43 Hammer hits mousetrap
44 Mousetrap releases ball elevator
45 Ball elevator releases ball, rolls down track hitting whiteboard eraser dominoes.
46 Dominoes hit umbrella switch
47 Umbrella switch releases spring pushing umbrella forward
48 Umbrella knocks over cereal box, allowing it to pour.
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