Team # 862: Odyssey STEAM Team TEAM PAGE

Odyssey Charter School
Newnan, Georgia, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Apprentice - Ages 8 - 11 (Elementary School)
Team Leader: Carissa Shuman
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 7
Logan Haskins - invitation signed.
Tristan Worthington - invitation signed.
Julian Olson-Connely - invitation signed.
Alex Moran - invitation signed.
Trinidy Hall - invitation signed.
Makai Sullivan - invitation sent
Yalena Alford - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
We are studying simple machines and Rube Goldberg contraptions.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!"

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we thought of a creative way to solve the problem. We worked hard and we followed the guidelines.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
We had more than one idea. Some tasks we think would be good are setting an alarm, putting on a shoe, and turning on a computer.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine is the Industrial Strength Cereal Dispenser. It uses a series of steps to pour a bowl of cereal. First, we roll a ball down a series of 6 ramps Then, the ball will set off a chain of dominoes and the last one has a string on the end. The string is attached to a cup on another ramp. When the last domino falls, it pulls the cup off of a golf ball that is underneath it, The golf ball will roll down the ramp and push a roll of duct tape down the rest of the ramp. The duct tape has a string attached to a small plank of wood blocking a PVC tube. The string will pull the wood to release golf balls into the tube. The golf balls will go down the tube and roll onto another ramp. When they get to the bottom of the ramp, the golf balls will push a car into a bucket. The bucket will have a string going over another PVC pipe like a pulley. The other end of the string is attached to a lever with a cereal box on it. When the bucket goes down, it pulls up on the lever. Then, the cereal pours out of the box.

Our Step List

1. A ball rolls down a series of six staggered ramps.
2. The ball hits a set of dominoes causing them to fall down.
3. A string attached to the last domino pulls a cup down.
4. The cup falls off and releases a golf ball down a ramp designed using K'nex.
5. The ball rolls down and hits a roll of duct tape.
6. A string attached to the roll of duct tape pulls a small board off of a metal feeder.
7. When the board is removed, a series of golf balls are released to roll down a PVC pipe.
8. The golf balls exit the PVC pipe and roll down another ramp to push a car.
9. The car falls into a bucket.
10. The bucket goes down, pulling a string attached to it.
11. The other end of the string pulls up on a lever.
12. The lever tilting causes the cereal to pour out.

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

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2