Team # 572: Funky Dinosaurs TEAM PAGE

Scotts Ridge Middle School
Ridgefield, CT, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mimi Herald/Christine Melagrano
Team Members: 2
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are not really sure what this "What we're studying" means, but if it means anything, we are studying simple machines, energy, and heat for physical science and that helped a lot in the making of this machine

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Blah blah blah, DESTROY THE T-REX!" - Ryan Shirvell

Why we think we should win:
We think out of all the contestants, we were the only ones able to incorporate our theme into our machine as well as we did.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We think for next year, the challenge should be to comb someone's hair.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our masterpiece of a Rube Goldberg machine is an extremely over exaggerated way to apply a bandage to a triceratops stuffed animal. The making for the machine include everything from pirate ships to lightsabers, and of course lots of Dinosaurs!

Our Step List

1. Ryan pulls string attached to pulley
2. String lifts up track
3. Car rolls down track
4. Car hits dominos
5. The dominos hit the marble
6. Marble goes through tube and hits the button
7. Button launches the head of the boat
8. The boat head hits lever/turnstyle
9. The lever/turnstyle hits back of dino on cars
10. Dino on cars rolls down track to hit other dino
11. That dino's head hits bottles
12. Bottles hit car
13. Car hits dominos/jenga blocks
14. Jenga blocks hit the big block
15. Big block knocks over the lightsaber which hits the T-Rex
16. T-Rex places a bandage on the Triceratops, the end

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
Machine Run #2