Heritage R.I.S.E. Presents....... Golf in Miniature TEAM PAGE

White House Heritage High
White House, TN, USA

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Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs. Teri Hudson
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0

    What we're studying:

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
    Thomas Edison

    Why we think we should win:
    We should win the 2013 Rube Goldberg competition is because we definitely had persistence. We tested our machine over 200 times before it worked. We thought about giving up more than just a few times, but we knew we wanted to win this competition, so we kept on. As William Edward Hickson once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Another reason I think we should win this competition is because our machine took so long to build, decorate, and set up, over and over again. We devoted months and months of our time in R.I.S.E. class putting our machine together. Every Wednesday when we came into class, we got straight to work setting our machine up for the day. Each time before we ran the machine, we’d say, “This time, it’s going to work.” And, finally, it did!

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    Our Step List

    After over 120 attempts with the machine, the first step in the explanation video was removed. The steps listed below reflect how the machine runs in the video.
    1. Student hits tube with golf-club
    2. Bag of mini-golf balls falls from tube
    3. Weight of mini-golf balls releases the tractor
    4. Tractor slides down the zip-line
    5. Tractor knocks water bottle over
    6. Water spills into water wheel causing it to turn
    7. Miniature golf club attached to the water wheel knocks over dominos
    8. Dominos knock golf ball into tunnel
    9. Golf ball rolls out of tunnel and knocks over tower
    10. Tower causes cup to swing and hit tractor
    11. Tractor pushes pointer into air-pump button
    12. Air-pump blows ball up tube
    13. Ball knocks ruler out from under the tether ball
    14. Released ball swings into DVD cases
    15. DVD cases knock tape roll off of table
    16. Tape roll pulls “RISE” beads off of table
    17. Beads yank wedge out from under dodge-ball
    18. Dodge-ball rolls down ramp and knocks over golf club
    19. Golf club (hammer) falls onto golf tee (nail)
    20. Golf -tee is hammered into sand “trap”

    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