Gemini Wipe Out Artists TEAM PAGE

Glendale High School
Tillsonburg, ON, Canada

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Ms Yarker & Mrs Barton
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Problem Solving and Team Work

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Sometimes the questions are complicated, but the answers are simple". Dr Seuss
"My life is a Rube Goldberg machine!" Ms. Yarker

Why we think we should win:
It is not about winning, it is about the adventures along the way.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Turn a page of a book.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Glendale Wipe Out Artists hope you enjoy our Rube Goldberg machine!

Our Step List

1. Janitor lowers his coffee mug attached to string and a toothpick, which releases 1st marble
2. 1st marble hits 2nd marble
3. 2nd marble hits 3rd marble
4. 3rd marble hits 4th marble
5. All four marbles drop through tunnel and set off the mouse trap
6. Mouse trap releases the cart
7. Cart tips the vertical piece of wood releasing the weight on top
8. The weight pulls the toothpick holding a tennis ball
9. Tennis ball falls and collides with a 2nd tennis ball
10. 2nd tennis hits a fastener off a ledge
11. The weight of the fastener releases a magnet and discharges a ball bearing
12. Ball bearing rolls along a track and triggers a chain reaction of dominoes
13. The dominoes set off a mouse trap
14. The mouse trap catapults a ping pong ball that is attached to a dowel by a string
15. The ping pong ball flies and removes the dowel and releases a marble
16. The marble travels down a tube and sets off the rat trap
17. The rat trap springs up and pulls on a string which triggers a cross-bow
18. The cross-bow releases an arrow which pops a balloon
19. The collapsed balloon tips a platform and releases a roll of tape
20. The tape hits a switch which turns on the train and it moves along the track (power source - batteries)
21. The train hits a vertical piece of wood that is supporting a weight
22. The weight falls, pulling the magnet away from the pop bottle releasing the Mentos into the diet coke
23. The Mentos is mixed with the diet coke and creates a gas
24. The gas travels through the tubing blowing up a balloon
25. The balloon flips on the switch for the bike’s wheel motor (power source - AC current)
26. The bike’s wheel rotates a belt
27. The belt rotates the pedals
28. The pedals moves a string along a pulley which pulls the brush along the board erasing the whiteboard

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