Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
What we're studying:
Energy - Standard 4: Science, Engineering and Technology
Apply a form of energy to design and construct a simple mechanical device.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard!"
Tim TebowWhy we think we should win:
We have 20 students in our group. We had to work together extremely well to accomplish our objective. It was very trying at times because with so many different inputs, we all at some point had to compromise. Also, this project took many hours and trials to work. We had to make minor and major changes everyday. At times we were ready to give up, but didn't because we believed in our machine.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Cut A Rope
Our Step List
1: Turn on battery-powered motor.
2:A marble will be released, after a jenga block is removed.
3: The marble will then travel down a tube.
4: The marble collides with a wooden block moving it slightly.
5:The wind-up car collides with a book at the end of a ramp.
6: The book collides with a basketball.
7: The basketball rolls down a ramp, colliding with multiple objects.
8: The basketball collides with a wood block.
9: The basketball collides with a softball, which collides with a c- clamp.
10: The softball falls off ramp knocking over a wood block that releases a piece of string which releases a banner with confetti.
11: The basketball collides with block, which drop a marble down a ramp.
12: The marble collides with a line of dominoes.
13: The last domino hits a wound- up toy car.
14: The small block's release allows a wind-up car to move forward, pulling a balanced hammer over.
15: The hammer hammers a nail.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos