Zip A Zipper
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:
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP
~Winston ChurchillWhy we think we should win:
After completing this project, we have decided that there really is no such thing as a "simple task". We have worked and studied for two months about the different energy transfers and the design of simple devices. It has taken us several hours to complete this project. We have worked during and after school. We hope you like our way of how to zip a zipper.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Cut a Rope
Feed a Fish
Water a Plant
Crack a Peanut
Open a Wrapper
Start an EngineFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
Welcome to Loogootee Intermediate's Simple Task of Zipping a Zipper!
Our Step List
Step 1 - The wire turns on the battery causing the car to move forward.
Step 2 - The car hits the dominoes which fall over and hit the tennis ball.
Step 3 - The tennis ball rolls down the ramp and hits the slide.
Step 4 - The slide falls over and hits the dominoes which hit a movie case.
Step 5 - The movie case hits a water bottle which causes the yellow lever to go up and release a marble.
Step 6 - The marble rolls down the tube tower and hits dominoes.
Step 7 - The dominoes hit a bouncy ball.
Step 8 - The bouncy ball rolls down a ramp and hits more dominoes.
Step 9 - The dominoes knock over a battery which falls off the the ledge.
Step 10 - The battery pulls a lever which releases a heavier marble.
Step 11 - The heavier marble hits a tower of dominoes.
Step 12 - The dominoes hit a golf ball.
Step 13 - The golf ball rolls down a ramp and into a piece of gutter.
Step 14 - The golf ball hits a truck, which falls off the table.
Step 15 - A rope tide to the truck pulled through a pulley zips the zipper.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos