Team # 801: Dirksen Elementary School TEAM PAGE

Dirksen Elementary School
Schaumburg, IL, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Hoffman Estates High School
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Apprentice - Ages 8 - 11 (Elementary School)
Team Leader: Ben Johnson
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 9
Michael Tancredi - invitation signed.
Kennedy Apple - invitation sent
Katie Herbst - invitation signed.
Aaron Viau - invitation signed.
Mansi Malhotra - invitation signed.
Patryk Rokosz - invitation signed.
Taline Abousamra - invitation signed.
Aryan Gupta - invitation signed.
Kennedy Apple - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
Our group is made of 5th and 6th graders who are passionate about STEM based activities. Many of our students are parts of other STEM clubs and wanted to try new challenges.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Aim for success, not perfection."

Why we think we should win:
Our students have been enthusiastic about their ideas. Throughout the entire time, the students have remained positive when handling all the challenges they have faced together.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Stamp an envelope

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Dirksen school basement machine is made out of stuff you would find in your basement. The Dirksen machine is made from dedicated junior engineers. Also the Dirksen machine is very reliable. Lastly the basement machine pours cereal to your hearts content.

Our Step List

1. Pull a jenga piece
2. Topples a cup
3. Cup pulls a roll of tape
4. Ruler moves
5. Car pulls popsicle stick
6. Popsicle stick releases golf ball
7. Golf bar hits spoon
8. Spoon hits car
9. Car hits dominos
10. Dominos hit cereal box which pours cereal

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