Team # 837: General Skillz TEAM PAGE

Lyle S. Briggs
Chino, CA, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Danielle Weinstein
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 10
Sydney Reyes - invitation signed.
Katrina Hitchcock - invitation signed.
Alexander Henriquez - invitation signed.
Haden Garcia - invitation signed.
Camila Salas - invitation signed.
Lindsey Moo - invitation signed.
Ruby Landeros - invitation signed.
Sophia Vasquez - invitation signed.
Jazmine Coto - invitation signed.
Hailey Ordonez - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
Our 8th grade science curriculum studies Newton's three laws of motion and the law of conservation of energy. Our school is a project-based learning school where the students are the center and creators of their own knowledge.Specifically, we study the transfer of energy through different types of energy such as chemical, electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical, and thermal. We have incorporated 4 of th 5 major forms of energy. We have used all 6 simple machines, plus gears!

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again expecting a different result.

Why we think we should win:
A group of 10 8th-grade students coming from all sorts of backgrounds. We currently attend a Title 1 school, and for half of us, this was our first airplane ride! On our own, we were able to fundraise $18,000 to offset a portion of our total travel competition expenses to get to Chicago.

In the beginning we knew of eachother, but now through building our machine together we have become a family. Despite obstacles in transporting the project to the regional competition (the air resistance while driving blew off and destroyed major components of the project all over the 60 freeway), Fearlessly, we rallied together to rebuild and win!

In total, we have spent 224 days and over 1,000 hours constructing, testing and redesigning the machine so that it is consistent and reliable. Through the process of creating their machine, we have become experts in different areas. We have all learned how to safely and effectively use power tools, learned about the importance of precision and stability, and in turn, we have become critical thinkers who can solve an impossible task.

We have truly dedicated our hearts and souls into this project and are proud to represent our school, our city and our state and the Spirit of Rube Goldberg!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Catch a boogie in a Kleenex!

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

General Skillz tells the hometown story from the farm to the table (and beyond). Our team is from the city of Chino, known for our potent smelling daires. The project starts on one of our local farms where water is purified and pour on the wheat. The wheat is then fed to a hungry cow making deliciously fresh milk. The milk travels upstream to the factory where it is processed and packaged, and shipped off to the store. Once the store opens, hungry customers fill their bags with General Mills goodies! One particular customer is hungry for cereal, they race home, speading through road blocks that light the street. The car crashes into a napkin block sending the hand into the spoon and feeding the most declious Cheerios into the mouth. As the cheerios are digested they fall into the toilet "bowl".

Our Step List

1. Lift Cardboard wedge and
2. Marble travels down ramp
3. Marble hits block of wood
4. Wood hits stationary marble
5. Marble hits large marble at bottom of the ramp
6. Large marble hits a mouse trap
7. Fly Swatter on mousetrap hits spoon
8. Spoon hits mouse trap
9.. Carboard with string pulls out wedge out
10. Wedge releases marbles
11. marbles hit wiffle ball
12. Wiffle ball hits right ruler
13. Ruler hits wiffle ball
14. Wiffle balll hits ruler
15. Ruler hits wiffle ball
16. Wiffle ball hits ruler
17. Ruler hits wiffle ball
18. Wiffle balll hits ruler
19. Ruler hits wiffle ball
20. wiffle ball hits ruler
21. Ruler hits golf ball
22. Golf ball hits ruler
23. Ruler hits Ruler
24. Ruler hits milk jug
25. Jug travels across the conveyor belt
26. Milk jug hits golfball
27. Golfball hits lever
28. Lever hits platform
29. Golf ball rolls onto OPEN
30. cash register opens
31. Cash register pushes soup off table
32. soup pulls string hold holding spoon
33. Spoon hits can of soup
34Soup hits soup
35. soup hits ruler
36. ruler hits soup
37. Soup hits soup
38. Last can hits a swing down
39. Swing hits doors
40. Doors hit car down a slide
41. Car hits block of wood
42. Wood falls on a seesaw
43. Seesaw with fork lifts up big spoon
44. Spoon hits mouth on toilet “bowl”
45. Cereal falls out of box into the toilet “bowl” dropping

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2