Team # 659: Penn State ASME TEAM PAGE

Penn State
State College, PA, United States

Online Contest:
Online Family Division - All Ages
Team Leader: RiverDolfi
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Mechanical Engineering

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." -Nikola Tesla

Why we think we should win:
We plan to only use the copious amounts of fame and fortune that come with winning the Online Rube Goldberg contest for the greater good.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
uncork a bottle

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
Is the wait at your doctor's office longer than the wait to play Ms Pacman? Would you rather spend your quarters on pinball replays than health insurance? Worry no longer! The latest and greatest innovations in medical technology and coin operated novelty entertainment come together to cure what ails ye in 31 easy steps. Coming to a video arcade near you, spring 2017.

Our Step List

1. Operator inserts coin
2. coin lifts lever on bottom of plinko board
3. lever lifts platform holding marbles
4. marbles roll down a tube and trip mouse trap
5. mouse trap removes pin from dog leash
6. dog leash pulls pool cue
7. pool cue strikes 8 ball
8. 8 ball rolls into fork
9. fork releases truck
10. truck crashes into trophy
11. trophy extends hat rack
12. hat rack pushes spatula
13. spatula knocks ball off screws
14. ball rolls down arcade machine and pushes on spoon
15. spoon releases second ball
16. ball rolls into lever
17. lever pops balloon
18. popping balloon releases trap door
19. trap door drops weight
20. weight pulls door latch open
21. door latch releases shoe
22. shoe kicks football
23. football knocks over dominoes
24. dominoes trigger second mouse trap
25. mouse trap upsets hammer
26. hammer strikes lever
27. lever raises flag
28. flag releases pacman bowling ball
29. pacman bowling ball crushes ghost lever
30. ghost lever releases trap door
31. trapdoor activates can opener
32. can opener opens can
33. band-aid is applied by spinning can

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