Team # 942: Dorrrell Wildcats TEAM PAGE

Fairbanks Middle School
Morenci, Arizona, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Laura Dorrell
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 10
Brianna Cueto - invitation signed.
Miley Dunagan - invitation signed.
Roselyn Dorrell - invitation signed.
Evie Nordman - invitation sent
Manuel Grijalva - invitation sent
Omar Torres - invitation signed.
Marques Cerna - invitation sent
Quinton Wiltbank - invitation signed.
Lauren Camacho - invitation signed.
Jazper Brooks - invitation signed.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
It worked! (screams in the background)

This complicated and fun machine, is a ball, marble chain reaction. It involves an infrared remote control car that pushes a tire down a yardstick slope. Then the pully system is activated pulling the milk and cereal precisely into the bowl.

Our Step List

1. For the first step, you put in roughly a hand full of marbles. The marbles then go through a series of intricate turns that are included in the marble run.
2. The second step is that after the marbles complete the marble run they then go down a PVC pipe that is sloped downward. The marbles then hit a larger marble.
3. The larger marble then hits a golf ball that is positioned above the marble so that the larger marble hits the bottom of the golf ball, therefore creating a force between the two and they continue to roll together.
4. The golf ball then hits a pink, large bouncy ball.
5. The bouncy pink ball then hits two rods, of which are connected to the infrared remote which controls a lego car.
6. The remote turns the car on by transmitting signals, and the car goes forward.
7. The car then hits a wheel that then rolls down two-yard sticks on a downward slope.
8. The wheel then hits a ball, that ball then advances down a gutter.
9. The ball then falls into a tin can that activates a pulley system.
10. The pulley system then pulls on the cereal and milk.
11. The cereal and milk are then yanked off of the table by the pulley and then flips upside down. That's how you pour a bowl of cereal.

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2