Team # 643: Mid Fekars TEAM PAGE

Harmony School of Innovation
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Steven Mendoza
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are currently doing lots of Inventor Models and we just finished making a model train. The model train was a long project is something that we had been doing for a while. We even made a second part to go behind the train, it was something that was very detailed and took a while to do. Now we are working in class on the Rube Goldberg project.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." -Nelson Mandela

Why we think we should win:
We think that we should win because we put in a lot of hard work and effort. The combination of both teamwork and wit led us to have an experience that was truly amazing and indescribable. We had a very fun time brainstorming and just the team spirit, in general, was a very interesting that we were glad to be a part of. Also, the fact that we were doing a theme that we all liked was a very fun because we had a lot of very creative ideas that were fun.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We think that for next year there should be an interesting and intriguing project. Something that demands the wits and creativity of the students and of the people. We think that next year's challenge should be blowing up a balloon.

Our machine is themed based on League of Legends. We wanted to base it on something that we all thought was very interesting and fun. We involved the league of legends themes in the form of pictures. We did things such as have balls, swings, and such. We think that our machine is interesting to those that know what league of legends is, and if they are interested in it. We think that our machine is pretty interesting because we use the theme in very interesting ways.

Our Step List

1.Put a ball to go down a series of three ramps where it goes down.
2.The ball goes down into the compartment that drops, which is a pulley system.
3.The pulley pulls a marble that hits triangular dominoes
4.The dominoes hit a ball that drops down.
5.ball goes into water
6.It releases water in a water bottle
7.The water bottle begins to get heavy and then falls
8.This pulls down a lever that it is connected to
9. A ball is dropped from the lever going up on the other side.
10. The ball goes down the ramps and hit a wooden plank
11. The wooden plank is knocked down.
12. Plank is connected to a slip which falls off
13. The slip lets go a ball and the ball rolls down
14. the ball hits a series of other balls
15. The balls hit another ball that goes down and hits a mousetrap
16. The mousetrap hits a plank that knocks down a ramp.
17. The ramp lets go a paint jug that rolls and hits a small wooden plank
18. The plank falls and hits bigger and bigger planks.
19. The last plank has a fan on it that falls
20. The fan falls and pulls the trigger on a gun
21. The trigger is pulled and a special bullet is fired
22. The bullet fires at the wall and the band-aid is applied on the person.

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 #2