Team # 97: Jelly Fishers TEAM PAGE

Wantagh Middle School
Wantagh , NY, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Renee MacDermott
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying Rube Goldberg and the amazing things that he has achieved during his lifetime as well as learning how to work in teams efficiently.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Our Teacher's favorite quote is "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" -Albert Einstein.

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we put a lot of time and effort into each and every one of our steps.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We think that next year's challenge should be to make a light bulb light up.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Nemo swims into a fisher's net. The fishers boat's anchor get pulled up, releasing a seashell. The shell nudges a rock, which hits the octopus. The octopus gets angry and begins to spin. He hits a sea snail, who goes inside of his shell for protection. He rolls and hits a turtle. The turtles fin pushes a small bubble into a coral reef. The pebble ends up on the ocean floor. The sight of the pebble makes the small fish swim away. The fish accidentally slips on some seaweed and zooms down the seaweed. This fish hits a crab, who clamps his claw. The loud snap of the crabs awakens the jellyfish, who swims up to the surface.

Our Step List

1. The car falls down a ramp
2. The car rolls into a cup which is attached to a pulley
3. The weight of the car lifts a piece of plastic
4. When the plastic is pulled up, a marble is released
5. The marble hits a button
6. The button triggers an arduino
7. The arduino makes a Ferris wheel spin
8. The Ferris wheel spins, releasing a marble
9. The marble hits an L shaped piece of wood
10. The wood hits another set of marbles
11. The marbles falls down a marble run
12. The marbles fall into a cup
13. The weight of the marbles lifts up a washer
14. The washer releases a ball berring
15. The ball berring falls down a series of ramps
16. The ball berring rolls down a long ramp and hits water bottle at the end
17. The bottle falls which is attached to a tape dispenser
18. The tape dispenser falls, pulling at an umbrella
19. The umbrella opens

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