Pour A Bowl of Cereal
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Engineering Open House 2018
Friday, March 09, 2018 Setup Time:
7:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Sarah Stelzer - invitation signed.
Megan Fazio - invitation signed.
Cara Munro - invitation sent
Olivia Rosenstein - invitation signed.
Isaac Gewirth - invitation signed.
Cara Munro - invitation signed.
No Pun Intended is a 33 step machine that takes you through a series of puns--"getting the ball rolling" in the first step, hitting a "fork in the road," and ending with the final fateful knifing of a box of Cheerios by our "cereal killer."
Our Step List
1. The croquet mallet hits the croquet ball to “get the ball rolling”
2. The croquet ball hits the ruler
3. The ruler pulls out the block
4. The block releases the pool ball through the tube
5. The pool ball hits the gate
6. The gate pulls the string
7. The string pushes the ball bearing
8. The ball bearing lifts the “high road” sign
9. The sign pushes the car down the high road
10. The car bumps the small pool ball
11. The small pool ball swings the hammer
12. The hammer hits the “fork in the road”
13. The fork triggers a mouse trap
14. The mouse trap lifts the dowel rod
15. The dowel rod pushes the “chick magnet” down the ramp
16. The “chick magnet” makes the “butter fly” by rotating the pillar
17. The rotating pillar activates the pool balls
18. The pool balls bump the “L” train
19. The “L” train pushes the marble track into position
20. The marbles fall in a “brain storm” through the fidget spinners and tilt the bottom lever
21. The lever drops and activates a swing arm
22. The swing arm releases “ears of corn”
23. The last ear of corn pushes the “zip(per) line”
24. The tension releases “mood swings”
25. The “mood swings” hit the swinging door
26. The swinging door jilts platform dropping the hat
27. The hat pulls “this is not a drill” trigger
28. The drill winds up the string
29. The string releases the rat trap
30. The rat trap pulls the arm around
31. The “cereal killer” stabs the cereal box, pushing the nails in
32. The nails pop the balloon
33. The balloon releases cereal into the bowl
Our Close-ups: Photos
A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos