Team # 337: Interstellar Astronomers TEAM PAGE

Scotts Ridge Middle School
Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Christine Melagrano
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
Rube Goldberg machines and simple machines that are incorporated.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"It always seems impossible until it is done"

Why we think we should win:
Our group has put a lot of effort into our design and focused on its ability to continuously work.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
A suggestion for next year's challenge is to have a balloon fill with air.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine is themed towards a journey through space. To show this, we decorated our machine with images of various stars and planets.

Our Step List

1.Ball is dropped into funnel


2.The ball triggers a row of dominoes


3.A tennis ball is knocked onto a ran=mp


4.The tennis ball hits a cylinder


5.The cylinder rolls into a container, knocking it off a ledge


6.The pulley moves an altoid box


7.The altoid box releases a tennis ball


8.The tennis ball falls down a pegboard


9.The tennis ball knocks into a book.


10.The book triggers another ball, which falls down a ramp


11.The ball hits a pair of scissors


12.The scissors cut a piece of yarn

13.The yarn allows the umbrella to 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