Team # 1288: Herricks TEAM PAGE

Herricks High School
New Hyde Park, New York, United States

Turn Off A Light
Host: Fieldston School
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 12:00 PM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Marc Sciano
Team Members: 13
Invitations: 13
Derek Chen - invitation signed.
Jonathan Leung - invitation signed.
Nicole Chen - invitation signed.
Timothy Lai - invitation signed.
Vanessa Peng - invitation signed.
Thomas Cusack - invitation signed.
Brian Kim - invitation signed.
Jeffrey Chen - invitation signed.
Muhammad Hassan - invitation signed.
Ahad Ahad - invitation signed.
Ranjeet Singh - invitation signed.
Nicholas Lee - invitation signed.
Christopher Choi - invitation signed.

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Life is just one big Rube Goldberg Machine for success."

Why we think we should win:
We are the underdogs.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Crack an egg open.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

We built a convoluted machine to turn off a light. Our theme is New York City, the City that Never Sleeps, which we want to give the rest it deserves.

It is a social commentary on light pollution and its adverse effects on humanity, nature, and the health of our planet.

Our Step List

1. Fan blows car
2. Car hits dominoes
3. Dominoes hit tennis ball
5. Large block falls on seesaw
6. Seesaw hits bar
7. Bar releases car
8. Car hits tower
9. Tower pulls down string attached to bucket
10. Bucket pulls down lever
11. Lever pulls up block
12. Block releases golf ball
13. Golf ball hits seesaw
14. Seesaw hits bar
15. Bar releases car
16. Car hits car
17. Car hits bottle
18. Bottle releases marbles
19. Marbles fall push down bucket
20. Bucket pulls up ramp
21. Ramp releases balls
22. Balls hit ferris wheel
23. Ferris wheel pulls down hammer
24. Hammer hammers light switch

Our Close-ups: Photos

A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.

Our Machine Run Videos