Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
What we're studying:
We are studying science, engineering, and problem solving.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every time you stop and look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor RooseveltWhy we think we should win:
We think we should win because throughout these three months we worked very hard and learned a lot of new things. We have also learned to resolve problems through trial and error and redesign.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
For next years challenge we think that it should be to shoot a ball into a bucket.Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
Welcome to our web page. Our Rube Goldberg has a Bob the Builder theme with this year's challenge to hammer a nail.
Our Step List
Parish Episcopal School
Bob the Builder 2013 Rube Goldberg
1. A matchbox car runs down a 13 inch wooden ramp at about a 45 degree angle.
2. The car knocks over 15 dominos on a 15 inch piece of wood.
3. The dominos hit a large marble that rolls down a 14 inch piece of PVC pipe.
4. The marble comes out of the PVC and rolls down an 11 inch piece of wood that is inclined.
5. The marble rolls into 9 dominos that are on a 13 inch piece of wood.
6. The dominos hit a small marble that bounces down 4 cans of different sizes.
7. Then the marble rolls a 46in. inclined plane of wood and then onto a Kinex slide.
8. The marble falls into a red solo cup.
9. Then the cup goes down which causes the pulley to pull up on a small piece of grey plastic.
10. When the plastic gets pulled out of its groove it releases a lacrosse ball.
11. The lacrosse ball rolls down a cardboard tube.
12. The lacrosse ball hits a long piece of wood that makes a bowling ball run down a piece of wood
13. Then the bowling ball knocks down 6 bowling pins .
14. The bowling goes through the pins and hits a 24x48 inch piece of wood with a target on it.
15. The bowling ball hits the nail into the wood.
Our Close-ups: Photos
Our Close-ups: Favorite Step
Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos