Team # 573: Minor Technical Difficulties TEAM PAGE

Scotts Ridge Middle School
Ridgefield, CT, United States

Host: Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mimi Herald/Christine Melagrano
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying object-oriented programming for the purpose of increasing out problem-solving capacity, and learning a skill useful to have in the 21st century.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Knowledge is power, but it's what you do with that power that matters."

Why we think we should win:
We should win because our machine is very aesthetically pleasing and rarely fails. It also incorporates a theme effectively.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Draw something on a piece of paper, even if it's just a line. No dots.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

A Rube Goldberg machine that depicts how technology might be in the future.

Our Step List

1. We push detonator.
2. Detonator pushes button.
3. The push of the button triggers train remote to activate.
4. Train remote triggers train to move forward.
5. Train pushes a log that does not roll.
6. Log pushes another log that rolls.
7. Rolling log pushes baseball.
8. Baseball knocks over tower.
9. Tower falls onto lever.
10. Lever pulls down pulley.
11. Pulley pulls block.
12. Block releases croquet mallet.
13. Croquet mallet pushes block.
14. Block pushes robot button.
15. Robot button triggers robot to smash humans, then lever.
16. Lever pushes wheel to roll.
17. Wheel pushes button.
18. Button triggers motor.
19. Motor pulls string over pulley.
20. String pulls up platform.
21. Upturned platform releases wafer can.
22. Wafer can rolls over band-aid and applies it to itself.

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