Pour A Bowl of Cereal
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Engineering Open House 2018
Friday, March 09, 2018 Setup Time:
7:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Jack Jarvis - invitation signed.
Brandon Kooyenga - invitation signed.
Jaden Lewis - invitation signed.
Justin Coggins - invitation signed.
Andrew Lamping - invitation signed.
Matt Balthazor - invitation signed.
Jeff Peters - invitation signed.
jason kelly - invitation signed.
Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"We can work on the rube next week."Why we think we should win:
Losing is a foreign language to us.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Make an American flag wave.
we used a drill gun to build the machine. we used super glue, screws, and a bunch of wood. and duct tape. hot wheels, tracks, dominoes, weights, cereal, strings, paint, and marbles.
Our Step List
The Hot Shots Rube Goldberg
1. Pull the metal pin and release the car
2. Car goes through loop and hits a pressure plate
3. Car launches from launch pad and hits a block
4. Block pivots and pulls a string releasing a marble
5. Marble hits a pivoted trap door
6a. Trap door hits a car
7a. Car goes down two half loops and hits a marble
8a. Marble rolls down and hits a battery
9a. Battery falls and lands on a teeter totter sending it upwards
10a. The upward motion of the teeter totter spills the milk into the funnel
6b. Marble falls backwards after hitting trap door
7b. Marble goes through a plinko and triggers a trap door
8b. Trap door triggers a domino falling into another.
9b-15b. dominoes fall
16b. The final domino hits a pivoted trap door
17b. The trap door pushes a car into a basket
18b. The weight of the car lowers the basket and pulls up several weights resting on a teeter totter
19b. The teeter totter raises on one end and lowers the cereal on the other end
20b. The teeter totter crashes into a block of wood and causes the cereal box to fall over into the bowl
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 Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos