Team # 98: Glitter Gang TEAM PAGE

Wantagh Middle School
Wantagh , NY, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Renee MacDermott
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
The inventions of Rube Goldberg. Simple machines, and how they work. How to work and collaborate as a team.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Measure twice, cut once."- Mrs. MacDermott

Why we think we should win:
We have been working very hard for a very long time, and have many complicated steps.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
I think that next year, the challenge for the students should be to open a zipper.


Beeline express(A) goes out of control when driver discovers that he can't handle it. Beeline express hits twirl and hurl sphere(B) which goes down the wrong track which happens to be the test your strength machine. Twirl and hurl sphere hits giant emoji(C) that is celebrating emoji day.Emoji hits giant switch (D) that blows an unexpecting pirate ship ride(E) that veers of course and hits model car ride(F). Model car ride drives down to ball mirror(G). The car ride has a monkey in it and upon driving up to ball mirror, mirror is so scared that it rolls away in fear. The mirror isn't looking where it's going and accidentally activates ferris wheel(H) that pranksters tied string to. They also increased the speed on it. The ferris wheel's string pulled away landing pad for drop ride. Scared people(I) fall from high up and hit Rollercoaster car (j) hits a man who ate a little too much. The man rolls into a giant puly (M) which is out to celebrate Rube Goldberg day. The pully pulls down a umbrella that the park manager put there because he predicted the rain.

Our Step List

1. Zip line hits mini marble
2. Mini marble goes down a ramp into a funnel
3. Mini marble hits a ball bearing which goes down a ramp
4. Ball bearing hits a switch
5. Switch turns on a fan
6. Fan blows a boat
7. Boat hits a car
8. Car goes down a ramp
9. Car hits a ball down a tube
10. Ball hits a stick
11. The stick turns on a Ferris wheel
12. Ferris wheel pulls a piece of cardboard that releases a ball
13. The ball hits a car
14. Car goes down a ramp, hitting a ball bearing
15. Ball bearing goes down a ramp into a pulley
16. Pulley goes down, pulling the umbrella, causing it to fall and open

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