Team # 644: Faze-Optic TEAM PAGE

Harmony School of Innovation
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Michael Barnes
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying 3D modeling in our Engineering class. We use the Autodesk Inventor program to create 3D scale models, assemble parts of our creations and to dimension the parts we created using the computer program.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
" Trust me I never lose, I either win or learn from it"
- Tupac Shakur

Why we think we should win:
We believe that our Rube Goldberg machine should win because our machine is unique and quirky. To bring a fun and different theme to our machine we chose the show "Tom and Jerry" as our theme. Our group has been working really hard to complete the machine, and we have invested countless hours to the cause. We as a group have faced many hardships along our journey such as language barriers with members of the group and working around our already full schedules.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We believe that next year the challenge should be to flip a bottle.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine is themed based on Tom and Jerry.

Our Step List

1.weight is dropped
2. weight falls through funnel
3.weight lands on the lever
4.the popsicle stick stops the lever from going up to far
5.the lever pushes the bottom of a vertical lever
6.the vertical levers weighted end hits the wooden platform
7.the wooden platform is tipped up
8.the ball is allowed to roll down the sloped wooden platforms
9.the ball falls onto the next platform and hits a barrier and continues rolling
10.the ball rolls onto the lego board
11.the ball pushes down the lego blockade and rolls down to the next platform
12.the ball hits into the wood block
13. the end of the wood block pushes the lever to release the train
14.the train pulls wooden board holding the mouse
15 the mouse is released
16. the mouse pushes down the wood block
17. the wood block falls onto the mouse trap
18. the mouse trap is triggered
19. the mouse trap slaps into the wooden block still above it
20. the band-aid is applied to the back of the wood block when the trap hits it

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1