Team # 171: Patriots - Red Team TEAM PAGE

Willo-Hill Christian School and Cornerstone Christian Academy
Willoughby, OH, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Tami DAmico
Team Members: 14
Invitations: 0

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
The team's favorite quote that Mrs. D. says: "a couple of more steps and we'll get slushies"

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win is because we think we came up with a lot of cool steps. Once again we also literally poured our blood, sweat and tears into the machine. The team has been working hard for about 5 months coming up with clever ideas to transfer the energy through the machine into the final umbrella step. We worked really hard trying to incorporate as many everyday items into the machine in true Rube Goldberg fashion. The team really had to come together the final two days and complete the project without me being there due to a violent stomach flu. We hope you appreciate our hard work and enjoy our machine, courtesy of "the Backyardigans"!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
pop popcorn
hammer a gavel
open a window

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The red team's entry is life in the backyard. We have fun with birds, jumping spiders and a skateboarding dog house that triggers our final umbrella step. Our team showed up to numerous work sessions and worked really well together even late into the evenings to complete the task! We hope you enjoy!

Our Step List

1. push flag on mailbox
2. mailbox opens and spider falls out
3. falling spider pulls on rope
4. rope pulls up nest
5. nest hits bird
6. bird falls and slides down
7. bird hits ball
8. ball falls into tube and hits second ball
9. second ball falls and weighs down bucket
10. bucket falls and bucket pulls cord
11. cord pulls nest
12. nest dumps over and ball rolls
13. ball rolls down ramp and ball hits leaves
14. leaves fall from ramp and leaves hit mouse trap
14. (part 2) golf ball falls from ramp and weighs down bucket
15. mouse trap pulls cord
16. cord pulls "mouse" ping pong ball into stick
17. stick falls and window crashes down
18. window hits lever and lever pulled from watering can
19. watering can tips and water pours from watering can into flower pot
20. water fills flower pot and flower pot tips over
21. ball rolls out from flower pot
22. ball rolls into rake
23. rake pulls shim
24. shim lifts up and ball rolls down ramp
25. ball hits paint brush and falls in bucket – paint brush spins
26. paint brush spins – hits second brush, hits third brush, hits lever
27. lever lifts golf ball
28. ball rolls into mouse trap switch
29. mouse trap lifts hook and wheel rolls down hill
30. wheel lands on towel
31. towel pulls on dowel
32. dowel pulls from under golf club
33. golf club swings
34. golf club hits golf ball
35. ball pulls support lever away
36. support falls and ball rolls
37. ball falls into tube onto switch
38. hair dryer turned on
39. hair dryer blows duck
40. duck pulls cord
41. cord pulls slide from ball
42. ball falls into series of three marble steps
43. ball falls onto ramp and hits mouse trap
44. mouse trap flips over tulips
45. tulips hit lamp dominoes
46. last lamp lands on butterfly
47. butterfly flips and knocks off ball
48. ball pulls on cord/dowel
49. boot swings
50. boot hits dowel
51. dowel falls from under lever
52. ball falls off lever
53. ball pulls garden glove hand
54. hand pulls cord through pulley
55. cord pulls dowel support from squirrel ball
56. ball rolls down ramp
57. ball hits doghouse
58. dog rolls down ramp
59. dog hits lever
60. lever pushes ball
61. ball falls into bucket (bucket put into place by step 14)
62. bucket pulls cord through pulley
63. cord lifts umbrella opening mechanism opening umbrella
task completed!

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2