Team # 1266: Maker Quails TEAM PAGE

Wooldridge Elementary
Austin, TX, United States

Turn Off A Light
Host: Thinkery
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Setup Time: 11:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 1:30 PM
Live Apprentice - Ages 8 - 11 (Elementary School)
Team Leader: Elizabeth Mikeska-Benfield
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 13
Leandro Hurtado Romero - invitation sent
Daniel Lopez - invitation sent
Dalliana Nunez Solache - invitation sent
Rose Ames - invitation signed.
David Manning - invitation sent
Carlos Gomez - invitation signed.
Josue Cuautle-Gonzalez - invitation sent
Brittani Rodriguez Lara - invitation signed.
Astrid Mejia Hernandez - invitation signed.
Nicol Santos-Rodriguez - invitation sent
Brittani Rodriguez Lara - invitation sent
Astrid Mejia Hernandez - invitation sent
Nicol Santos-Rodriguez - invitation sent

What we're studying:
chain reactions, simple machines, Rube Goldberg

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Read. Think. Make.

Why we think we should win:
We don't give up even when things are hard!!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
add more complex steps

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine is inspired by our library and BOOKS!

Our Step List

1. Beebot pulls opens book
2. Beebot hits books
3. Books fall and hit inclined plane
4. Inclined plane pulls string up and releases cue ball
5. Cue ball hits books
6. Books fall and pull string attached to block of wood
7. Block of wood releases cue ball down ramp
8. Ball falls off ramp and hits inclined plane
9. Inclined plane with string pulls slinky with popsicle stick
10. Popsicle stick hits dominoes
11. Dominoes fall and hit book with string
12. String pulls golf club
13. Golf club falls off of chair and hits cup tower
14. Cup tower falls and cups with Little Bits light hit the ground
15. Little Bits light separates and turns off light

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 Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2