Team # 582: Me Hoy Minoy TEAM PAGE

Fort Payne City Schools
Fort Payne, AL, United States

Host: AP Brewer High School
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Amanda Wells
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Projectile motion, acceleration, velocity, -9.8 m/s^2

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
“It’s nice to be important. It’s more important to be nice.” -CJ the DJ, 105.1 WQSB, Albertville, AL

Why we think we should win:
We wanted to participate in this experimental event because we wanted to be challenged. Rube Goldberg, Inc., suggested 3 months to work on the project. We only had 6 weeks by the time we found out about the contest. Our machine is very creative and exciting. Throughout the whole process of creating this contraption, there were many sacrifices and hours staying after school to gather ideas for this project. The entire project itself was very fun and definitely worth our time to build this amazing contraption.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Open a door
Smash a TV
Make a goal (soccer)
Throw bottle in a trash can
Cut a string
Apply sunscreen
Throwing a paper airplane
Shoot a basketball in a hoop
Pour a drink
Wave a flag

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine tells the story of a junkyard at night after the people have left, and the rats come out to play. The marbles represent all of the ‘junkrats’. After all the people leave, the junkrats decide to catapult themselves and slide down multiple slides and go down tunnels. They ride on toy cars and swing on swings and catapult some more. At the end of the night with all the rusty items, it is inevitable that someone will get hurt. So the rats go down a zipline to apply the band aid on an injured rat.

Our Step List

1. Mouse trap is activated which launches golf ball
2. Golf ball lands into 1st gutter and rolls down both gutters
3. Golf ball lands in funnel then falls into second funnel
4. The golf ball falls and hits the air mattress blower switch
5. Air mattress blower blows a toy car
6. Toy car rolls on surface
7. The toy car lands on a cardboard seesaw
8. The other side of the seesaw tips over a paper towel roll
9. Paper towel roll falls over and hits a metal rod
10. Metal rod falls over, moving a lever
11. Lever swings and hits a jenga block / golf tee contraption
12. Jenga block / golf tee contraption hits marble
13. Marble rolls and triggers a mouse trap
14. Mouse trap pulls a string
15. String pulls a Jenga block
16. Jenga block lets ramp down
17. Marbles roll down two ramps
18. The marbles falls into a coke funnel
19. The marbles go into a metal object from a junkyard
20. Marbles then fall onto a metal ramp
21. The marbles trigger a mouse trap
22. The mousetrap knocks a block over
23. The block lets a lever down.
24. The other side of a lever pulls a piece of paper out from under a weight
25. The weight rolls down a ramp made from a car tag
26. The weight hits a PVC pipe lever
27. The PVC pipe lever hits a pool ball
28. The pool ball rolls down a ramp made from a car tag
29. Pool ball rolls into a chute made from a dryer vent
30. Pool ball rolls in a rusty PTO shaft off of a bush hog
31. The pool ball then runs through an angled gutter
32. Pool ball rolls into a lever
33. The lever pushes a weight down an inclined plane (this happens 3x)
34. The last weight hits the top lever
35. The lever pushes a marble down an inclined plane
36. Marble rolls onto inclined toy car racetrack from yardsale
37. Marble hits one domino
38. The domino falls to trigger mouse trap
39. Mouse trap pulls string
40. String pulls wildcat
41. Wildcat goes down the fishing line
42. Wildcat applies band-aid to mouse

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