Team # 554: Hoosier Butz and the tale of the unwrapped mummy TEAM PAGE

Batesville Community School Corporation
Batesville, IN, United States

Host: Genesis, Kids Discovery Factory, & Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Batesville High School
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
How to solve problems using teamwork and communication.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"We need to just run the poop out of it" - Tim Mauzy

Why we think we should win:
We have put in a lot of time and effort and believe our machine completes the task and has the spirit of Rube Goldberg himself.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Next years challenge should be cracking an egg.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
The Hoosier Butz machine is a series of tasks that are just 75 steps away from putting a wrap on a mummy in the classic "Indiana Jones" style. The machine follows a typical adventure with all the trappings of intrigue and surprise!

From it's beginning at the quick sand spot the Bats lead us to the truck escape where, through a series of events, leads to the classic rock rolling through the cave (a bowling ball in this case) that releases the escape from a plane past the mean creatures propelled by gravity releases the energy spheres that lead to our classic "book drop". Now the catapult releases the "goods" into the net that releases the sandstorm that the truck again escapes but hits a stick releasing the sword that cuts the cord allowing an action that again allow gravity to pull a string releasing a magnet holding the hammer that hits a ladle that pulls the chain to release "Jaws". The plastic monster hits an object that pulls the mine raceway down to unload the silver spheres that pull the stick that finally releases the naked mummy. The rather shy mummy sweeps down the plank and is covered and secured by the Band-Aid. Hopefully the mummy makes it back to his pyramid home!

Our Step List

1. Start
2.platform drops pulling magnet
3. magnet falls releasing platform
4.platform falls releasing bat
5.bat hits arm, pulling string
6. string is pulled,releasing arm
7. Rod is pulled, releasing arm
8.arm falls, pulling ladle
9.ladle is pulled, releasing truck
10.truck drives and knocks out support. falls, releasing ramp, making ball roll
12.ball rolls into cup, making balance fall
13. balance falls, pulling out nail
14.nail is pulled out, releasing arm
15.arm releases weight, raising arm
16. arm releases bowling ball
17.bowling ball rolls, cutting open skull
18.sand fills basket ,raising rod
19.rod drops, releasing marbles
20. marbles roll down into can and offsets balance
21.balance turns and releases ball
22. ball rolls down and hits arm
23.arm turns and releases weight
24.weight rolls down and hits arm
25. arm turns, pulling off magnet
26. magnet is released, releasing marbles
27.marbles land in ladle, ejecting ball
28.ball is ejected and rolls down ramp
29.ball lands in cup turning wheel
30.magnet releases letting plane fly
31.plane crashes into wire, making support fall falls and drops alligator
33.alligator falls pulling out nail
34.nail is pulled out releasing marbles
35.marbles fill up boat
36.boat falls releasing weight
37.weight hits arm pulling out nail
38.nail is pulled , releasing arm
39.arm is released dropping book hits string, releasing restraint
41. restraint is pulled releasing catapult
42.catapult flings ball
43.ball releases, hitting burlap
44.burlap is hit to pull out golf ball ball is pulled, releasing sand
46. sand pours in basket, lowering platform
47.platforms lowers, raising spoon
48.spoon raises to release car rolls down ramp in to rod
50.rod is crashed into releasing sword
51. sword drops cutting string
52.string is cut, releasing bar is released, releasing pliers
54.pliers release hammer
55.hammer hits shoestring, releasing clothespin
56.clothespin opens, releasing man
57."man" falls down and hit restraint
58.restraint is raised, releasing weight
59.weight rolls and lands in basket
60.platform drops pulling out magnet
61.magnet falls and releases hammer
62.hammer hits ladle making it drop
63.ladle falls releasing magnet
64.magnet releases shark
65.shark hits spoon turning the can
66.can turns pulling out rod
67.rod is pulled out letting wheel turn
68.wheel turns releasing marbles
69.marbles roll into mine cart to make it roll
70. mine cart rolls pulling out support is yanked out releasing platform
72.platform falls releasing rod
73.rod drops releasing tube turns releasing mummy
75.mummy rolls over bandaid

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