Team # 591: Dream Boat Gompers TEAM PAGE

Rochester High School
Rochester, IL, United States

Host: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Friday, March 10, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Mark W Butcher
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
How to rube.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"My tears are as constant as K"

Why we think we should win:
We worked well as a team and were able to overcome our adversities. We were able to think intellectually outside of the box to come up with new ways to solve a task as one working unit. We also have matching shirts.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
The task for next year should be to make a sandwich.

It is a machine that encompasses a great adventure by Ajax the baby after he has caused chaos by spilling paint and making a huge mess. He is a baby and does not know how to fix it so he tries to use a band-aid.

Our Step List

Pull pulley and ball rolls down tube.
Ball hits chug chug box.
Chug chug box roles down track and first pivotal system.
Pivotal system turns and hits second, magnetic, pivotal system.
Magnet attracts yellow magnet and pulls down on third, claw, pivotal system.
The third, claw, pivotal system releases a small ball and small ball rolls down track.
Small ball hits the upper part of a rotating wall.
The lower part of the rotating wall turns and pushes a train down the track.
The train knocks out a small wooden post, causing a “merry go round” to release.
The “merry go round” spins and knocks over the crane of a train.
The magnet on the crane of the train pulls a magnetic ball off of a toy crocodile.
The mouth of the toy crocodile opens, and the tail swings and hits a ball.
The ball rolls down the track and hits a second rotating wall.
The wall rotates and smacks a larger ball down a different track.
The larger ball rolls down the track and takes out a free standing lego block.
When the lego block falles, it cause a weight to also fall, this weight pulls open a gate as it falls.
The ball rolls down another track and through a tube.
The ball comes out of the tube and hits a domino.
The domino starts a chain reaction of dominos and causes a small bucket to fall.
The small bucket pulls down on a string which pulls up a trap floor.
The trap floor releases a very large metal ball to roll down a track.
The very large metal ball hits a lever at the bottom of the track.
The lever activates a short timed, motorized machine that pulls down on a rope.
The rope releases a plastic egg to roll down the final track and hit a slapper.
The slapper falls and smacks the band aid onto the unexpecting baby doll.

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos