Team # 496: Gaggle of Goofs TEAM PAGE

Team is from 4 different schools
Bellevue, WA, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Lyn Breitenfeldt
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We like all things ghoulish, so developing a machine that incorporates this theme into the task was a lot of fun.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
" Where's the duct tape?"

Why we think we should win:
Our machine incorporates all of our personalities, which helped us to develop the many ridiculous steps.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Put a straw in a juice box

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Welcome to our house of uncommon atrocities, where a series of strange accidents somehow manage to ultimately place a band-aid on our severed hand. Many common household items, like a spool of thread, an ironing board, and a baby falling out of a stroller are all a part of our machine.

Our Step List

1. Car hits snowman 2. Snowman rolls down roof, hitting chimney 3. Chimney falls, pulling string-popsicle stick 4. Popsicle stick releases car 5. Car lands in basket 6. Basket raises metal mirror frame. 7. Mirror frame causes Granny to hang 8. Granny triggers quick release 9. Quick release triggers twister 10. Twister pushes over mummy 11. Mummy pulls umbrella 12. Umbrella releases marble 13. Marble pushes spool of thread 14. Spool of thread lands on motorized welcome mat 15. Welcome mat starts blender blades 16. Blender blades release mace 17. Mace hits baby stroller 18. Stroller drops baby 19. Baby opens ironing boards 20. Ironing boards trigger see-saw 21. See-saw hits bowling ball 22. Bowling ball hits bowling pin 23. Bowling pin releases battery ram stand. 24. Battery ram stand release batter ram. 25. Battery ram hits hallway of balls 26. Hallway of balls triggers sewing machine pedal 27. Pedal starts conveyor belt 28. Conveyor belt hits paper 29. Paper releases wooden spoon 30. Spoon applies band-aid to severed hand.

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