Team # 361: New Trier High School TEAM PAGE

New Trier High School
winnetka, Illinois, United States

Host: Argonne National Laboratory
Friday, February 24, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: jason boumstein
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are the Maker Club at New Trier High School. Our club is made up of students who love to Problem Solve through prototyping. Many of our club members are currently taking courses in Engineering and Architecture. Our club meets two nights a week. We just like having fun, building, and working as a team.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
“Projects we have completed demonstrate what we know - future projects decide what we will learn.”

― Dr Mohsin TiwanaWe just like having fun, building, and working as a team.

Why we think we should win:
We are just a club with limited time trying to be inspired through fun collaborative problem-solving. This is our first year in this competition and we are honored and excited to just be a part of the group.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
A homework machine

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

New Trier's machine operates with a kid's playroom and backyard setting. The first step takes place in the playroom, where the machine simulates a kid playing with a variety of toys, incorporating different everyday furniture you might find in a kid's playroom: a TV, TV table, toy box, and a doll house. Then, LEGOS fall out a "window", and the machine shifts to the outdoors space. This section contains playground apparatuses: a tree, sandbox, and a tent. The last step is a ballistic ball flies from the outdoor playground section into the indoors section, where a mother's hand puts a BAND-AID on an injured kid's arm.

Our Step List

1) Person pushes mechanical button on Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots game.
2) Wooden piece slides down ramp and sets off Operation Game.
3) Door opens on wooden ramp on table
4) Hex Bug crawls down the ramp
5) Balloon pops
6) Ball falls through tunnels and hits button
7) Door opens on foam ramp above doll house
8) Thomas the Train drives down the ramp
9) Balloon pops
10) Ball falls through tunnels and hits button
11) Motor unravels bucket with LEGOS
12) LEGOS bring down lever
13) Fire truck car drives across foam road
14) Tree lever falls
15) Stuffed teddy slides down the tree rope
16) Balloon pops
17) Shovel slides across the sandbox
18) Books domino
19) Ballistic gets fired; launches ball
20) Ball knocks down hinged hammer; child’s arm pops out
21) Straw keeping mom’s arm in place gets pulled
22) Mom’s hand applies BAND-AID to child’s arm

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