Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Setup Time:
9:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Scott Soifer - invitation signed.
Danielle Ryba - invitation sent
Aaron Baruch - invitation signed.
Noah Hutt - invitation signed.
Theo Berger - invitation signed.
Matan Atlas - invitation sent
Ruben Prawer - invitation signed.
David Esses - invitation sent
Jeremy Bernstein - invitation signed.
Andrew Gottlieb - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
We are studying engineering and research. We hope to learn that over time we can build a functional machine that works reliably each and every time. Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Failure is not an option!Why we think we should win:
We hope to win because we worked hard to build our machine and to incorporate whimsicality into the build. Suggestion for next year's challenge:
To pass water through a filter so that it comes out cleaner than it went in.Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
Our Machine has 24 steps that starts with an alarm clock on our cell phone waking us up and culminates in the pouring of our bowl of cereal.
Our Step List
1. Phone vibrates, falls down ramp and pulls string
2. String releases ball
3. Ball falls onto seesaw
4. Seesaw hits dominoes
5. Dominoes knock off weight
6. Weight pulls stopper out of funnel
7. Sand pours onto ferris wheel
8. Ferris wheel pulls string
9. String releases banana zip line
10. Zip line knocks into train
11. Train knocks into wheel
12. Wheel knocks into ball
13. Ball opens cash register
14. Cash register hits ambulance
15. Ambulance releases weight
16. Weight releases golf ball (or roll of tape)
17. Golf ball (or roll of tape) rolls down ramp and triggers nerf gun
18. Nerf gun shoots target
19. Target releases dominoes
20. Dominoes knock over green ball
21. Green ball pulls string and close scissors
23. Scissors cut string
24. Weight pulls cup and pours cereal into 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