MS Engineers Club TEAM PAGE

Francis W. Parker School
Chicago, IL, USA

Online Contest:
Inflate A Balloon and Pop It!
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr. Colestock
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

    Our Step List

    Step 1: We tip over the dominoes.
    Step 2: Dominoes hit a small marble.
    Step 3: Small marble hits a larger marble.
    Step 4: Large marble pushes a cup.
    Step 5: Motion sensor detects the cup and sets off the dart gun.
    Step 6: Dart gun shoots a weight off the table.
    Step 7: Weight spins around and knocks over book dominoes.
    Step 8: Book dominoes fall into a cup and knock it free.
    Step 9: Cup is pulled upward by weighted pulley and lifts ramp.
    Step 10: Ramp tilts upward and ball rolls down.
    Step 11: Ball knocks down a cup of weights.
    Step 12: Weights pull a piece of clay from ramp.
    Step 13: Marble rolls down ramp and pushes 1st paper tube.
    Step 14: 1st paper tube spins and stops on platform.
    Step 15: Marble rolls out of 1st paper tube and knocks 2nd paper tube.
    Step 16: 2nd paper tube spins and stops on platform.
    Step 17: Marble rolls out of 2nd paper tube and knocks 3rd paper tube.
    Step 18: 3rd paper tube spins and stops on platform.
    Step 19: Marble rolls out of 3rd paper tube and knocks into metal track
    Step 20: The steel metal track falls and knocks magnet off white board.
    Step 21: Weighted cup falls from ledge.
    Step 22: Falling weighted cup pulls down bicycle pump handle.
    Step 23: Bicycle pump inflates balloon.
    Step 24: Inflating balloon touches pushpins and pops.

    Our Close-ups: Photos

    Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

    Our Close-ups: Task Completion

    Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

    Our Machine Run Videos