Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Utah Air Force Association & Weber State University-Division II
Friday, January 19, 2018 Setup Time:
8:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Daria Sondossi - invitation signed.
Kenna Zimmerman - invitation signed.
Tristen Branin - invitation signed.
Harrison Maxfield - invitation signed.
Tara Tankersley - invitation signed.
April Mananquil - invitation signed.
Craig Montgomery - invitation signed.
Josh Barager - invitation signed.
Kyler Haroldsen - invitation signed.
Pearce Baskin - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
Math, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Climate Change, Communications, Sociology, Psychology, Acting, Art, Creative Writing, and more!Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
You know why? Because MATH!Why we think we should win:
We are talented artists who love science. Our machine really represents the collision of these topics, and we made so much of it from scratch that we feel like it is our baby!
Farm to Table: The Life of Cereal
Our machine describes cereal's journey from oats in the soil to cereal on your table. Parts of our machine educate viewers on how wheat grows and how cereal is processed in the factory.
Our Step List
1. Documentary Host kicks Jenga tower
2. Jenga tower falls, allowing kitchen pots to fall
3. Kitchen pots pull string
4. String depresses drill button
5. Drill button completes circuit
6. Completed circuit allows electricity to flow from the battery to the electric motor
7. Motor rotates chuck
8. Chuck rotates eye bolt
9. Eye bolt spins a pulley
10. Pulley turns belt
11. Belt spins all of the pulleys in tandem
12. Pulleys rotate all of the eye bolts in tandem
13. Eye bolts twist the individual strands of rope
14. Individual strands of rope create tension in one rope, which pulls bolt
15. Bolt releases baseball
16. Baseball knocks into golf balls
17. Golf balls gather and push pail
18. Pail pulls string
19. String pulls spatula
20. Spatula knocks into PVC paper towel holder
21. PVC paper towel holder releases dumbbell
22. Dumbbell pulls string
23. String pulls slide latch
24. Slide latch releases spring
25. Spring pulls rod
26. Rod releases lacrosse ball
27. Lacrosse ball hits switch
28. Switch completes circuit
29. Completed circuit allows electricity to flow to the electric motor of a hair dryer
30. Motor powers fan
31. Fan rotates, pushing air out of the hair dryer
32. Air pushes globe
33. Globe pulls nail
34. Nail releases lever
35. Lever raises hair dryer, changing the trajectory of the air pushing out of the hair dryer
36. Air pushes sail
37. Sail raises, rotating K’Nex rod
38. K’Nex rod releases golf ball
39. Golf ball knocks into can
40. Can pulls string
41. String pulls nail
42. Nail releases PVC awl
43. PVC awl pops balloon
44. Balloon releases delivery truck
45. Delivery truck pulls divider
46. Divider releases dowel
47. Dowel releases string
48. String releases mallet
49. Mallet knocks into 2x4
50. 2x4 releases kettlebell
51. Kettlebell pushes pedal
52. Pedal turns a gear
53. Gear rotates, pulling the chain
54. Chain turns all gears in tandem
55. Gears turn wheel
56. Wheel pulls string
57. String pulls hanger
58. Hanger releases bowling ball
59. Bowling ball pulls pot
60. Pot releases wheel
61. Wheel pulls string
62. String pulls cereal box
63. Cereal box releases cereal
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