Team # 895: Mineola Magix TEAM PAGE

Mineola Middle School
Mineola, NY, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Mineola Middle School
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Vince Interrante
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 9
Alex Baker - invitation signed.
Jocelyn Zhou - invitation signed.
Nico Bernardes - invitation signed.
Alex Stone - invitation signed.
Luigi Sartori - invitation signed.
Joseph Parrino - invitation signed.
Eunice Lee - invitation signed.
Brandon Connelly - invitation signed.
Gabriel Wasserman - invitation signed.

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we have worked very hard and learned a lot about working as a team and engineering. We would also like to do better than last year (Yes it was that bad.) We think we were very creative in the theme and writing the skit and deserve to win!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Dunk a basketball, turn on a mobile phone, or butter a bagel.

Our team name is the Mineola Magix. We are a team of 6th graders who go to Mineola Middle school. As you can probably tell from the name, our theme is magic, with a lot of emphasis on things like card tricks, "cutting Barbie in half " tricks, and magical unicorn ducks. Our magic show cast consists of Announcer Luigi Sartori, The Magic Joe (The star of the show!), six stage crew members, and (your's truly) Gabe the Rabbit! Our machine is relatively small and starts on a table, which it then goes under. Some highlight steps are Scruffy, a rabbit/train pushed by a pendulum with a magical unicorn duck on the end, Culdee's box, a two faced train rolling out of a box/prison, and TrainCeption, a large train that rolls down a track and hits cups full of cereal and milk. These are what I believe are our most important steps. Thank you for reading this informational and fourth- wall breaking description by Gabe the Rabbit, and assisted by Alex Baker and the magical Joe Parrino.

Our Step List

1. We push a rolled up carpet that unrolls and...
2. Hits two dominoes which...
3. Push a pendulum with a rubber unicorn duck at the end which...
4. Hits Scruffy the rabbit/train who rolls down a track and then...
5. Hits the top part of Barbie, rolling down into...
6. The bottom half of Barbie, which kicks...
7. A domino, which falls over and hits...
8. A card train, which rolls down a track and pushes...
9. Another card train, which rolls off the track and...
10. Pulls down a domino which then pushes other dominoes, the last of which hits...
11. A metal ball that then rolls down a ramp and falls into...
12. A zip line cart, which goes down the zip line and hits...
13. A piece of wood which fall down and hits...
14. More dominoes of which the last one has a box on top of it, with a two-faced train named Culdee in it which falls out of the box and hits...
15. A big train with a magic duck on it that then rolls down a ramp and hits...
16. Two plastic cups on an axle (one with cereal, one with milk) that fall and pours the cereal and milk into a bowl

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1