Team # 508: New Prague Rube-E-Os TEAM PAGE

Falcon Ridge Elementary
New Prague, MN, United States

Host: Minnesota State, Mankato & MNCEME
Friday, March 03, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Rich Wilson
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
German and Spanish, which makes it pretty funny to listen to as we set our project up.

Our 26 step machine is based on a garage that loves to collect odd stuff. The story is that Dad has ordered his son to clean it or he can't play ball. They compromise by saying if he can take care of the bleeding lawn gnome and put a Band-Aid on it he can then go play.

Our Step List

Transfers of Energy
1. Scissor cuts string - releases lever
2. Lever hits - mouse trap
3. Mouse trap with a hand - punches car
4. Car rolls downward in rain gutter - slams into wall
5. Wall slams into - ping pong ball
6. Ping pong ball ricochets in between wall and steep inclined plan - then pushes foosball into motion
7. Foosball triggers - mouse trap
8. Mouse trap moves - ramp into steeper position
9. Ramp releases - Golfball rolls down ramp to a launcher
10. Launcher ejects ball up and down two ramps through a hole - hitting bungee stick
11. Bungee stick flies forward hitting - wood block
12. Wood block plugs in - power stick
13. Power stick turns on conveyor belt - conveyor belt is hooked up to strings
14. Strings move - chess pieces and releases car
15. Car rolls down ramp - hits switch
16. Switch powers - bell and fan which fills an inflatable
17. Inflatable pushes gnome down - inflatable also pulls string starting step 19
18. Gnome turns off electrical switch - shuts off bell
19. String pulls - headphones off a hook
20. Headphones pull on a - feather
21. Feather - releases toy truck down inclined plane
22. Truck hits - marble and it ricochets down through multiple cups and rubber band incline plane
23. Ball lands in - net which pushes lever down
24. Lever hits plastic bugle which acts as a pole supporting chess board - chess board falls
25. Falling chess board knocks - the pan off of of the weighted cup
26. Weighted cup is a part of a pulley that applies - a Band-aid to the gnome

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos