Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
What we're studying:
S.T.E.MOur Team Leader's favorite quote:
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry FordWhy we think we should win:
As all of the teams have worked very hard to complete their Rube Goldberg Machine, we, the ERHS R.I.S.E. class believe our Toy Trek should win because we have spent the last 4 months working to perfect this machine. We learned through the engineering design process, trial and error, which we believe is one of the purposes of a Rube Goldberg Machine. Our team has worked together on each step in order the machine to run smoothly. We have learned from our experiences with this machine that even if we fail, we cannot give up.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Untie a Bow
Send a Text Message
Our Step List
Rube Goldberg Steps
1. We turn on the Ferris wheel, which turns counter-clockwise and hits the dominos.
2.The dominos fall and hit the Jenga blocks.
3. The Jenga blocks fall and hit the toy car, which is on the tracks.
4. The car falls and hits a tennis ball that is attached to the Bingo ball machine.
5. When the ball gets hit, it moves forward, making the handle roll, which triggers a pre-set marble to roll down the track.
6. The marble goes down the hollow wrapping paper tube, and goes around the corner and hits the waffle ball.
7. The wiffle ball is attached to a baseball by beaded necklaces
8. The baseball falls on a car launcher, which launches a toy car.
9. The car then hits three blocks.
10. The third book falls and lands on a portion of the baggie, which is pre-filled with air that has a soft ball sitting on it.
11. The ball gets launched and hits a row of books.
12. The books hit a Jenga-block container that the hammer is attached to.
13. The hammer falls and hits the Whack-A-Mole, which is our figurative nail.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos