Pour A Bowl of Cereal
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Engineering Open House 2018
Friday, March 09, 2018 Setup Time:
7:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Ben Mahan - invitation signed.
Zach Mahan - invitation signed.
Tim McMahon - invitation signed.
Ben Baker - invitation signed.
Daniel Hill - invitation signed.
Luis Garcia - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
S.T.E.M.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
It’ll work, Does anybody know what I am doingWhy we think we should win:
our machine works, is fast, and won’t fall apart and our lights are energy efficientSuggestion for next year's challenge:
a machine that takes more then 10 minutes
A 50’s Diner on kitchen nightmares undergoing critique by the new host.
click on team website link on the menu on the left
to go to you tube to see videos
Our Step List
1. menu pulls spoon
2. ball released
3. ball hits magnet
4. magnets pull bolt
5. bolt lands on lever
6. lever raises track
7. car rolls down track
8 car hits golf ball
9 car hits hamburger off of ledge
10. hamburger zip lines
11. hamburger pulls bucket
12. bucket pours water
13. water spins water-wheel
14. water wheel pulls peg
15. golfball hits hammer
16. hammer hits string
17. string closes bellows
18 bellows pumps air
19. air fires blow dart
20. blow dart pops water balloon
21. water balloon (popped),
22. car hits piece of wood
23. piece of wood hits golfball
24. golfball triggers mousetrap
25. mousetrap pulls peg
26. peg releases hammer
27. hammer hits bolt
28. bolt hits ballbearing
29. ballbearing rolls down ramp in to lever
30. lever launches frying pan
31. frying pan smashes button on power switch
32. hair dryer turns on
33. hair dryer blows paper airplane
34. paper airplane hits ball
35. ball hits larger metal ballbearing
36. larger metal ball bearing rolls into basket
37. basket pulls scissors closed
38. scissors cut thread
39. spring launches cereal box
40. cereal fills bowl
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