Team # 95: Penndale Spartans TEAM PAGE

Penndale MS
Lansdale, 19446, PA , United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Glenn Jayne
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Mechanical Drawing , Autocadd

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. (Henry Ford)

Why we think we should win:
Cutest Story, many lunches sacrificed,

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Turn on a Faucet

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

A Belligerent Contraption Deriving Energy From Glue Handy Ingenuity, Jargon, Knowledge, Legos, Mousetraps, Nails, Operations, Potential, Quirky, Restarts, String, Time, Underestimation, Victory, Wimsical, Xylograph, Yippies, Zanyism

Our Step List

1. (Lego NXT w/ Light Sensors) pushes a lever
2. Lever sets off mousetrap
3. Mousetrap pulls string
4. String attached to pin, removing pin
5. Pin releases ball
6. Ball rolls down 2 incline planes
7. Ball strikes lever
8. Lever strikes car
9. Car moves down ramp striking domino's
10. Domino's topple, last domino is attached to a pulley
11. Pulley is attached to a gear set (ratio). Gears turn a pulley
12. Pulley gathers a line which is attached to a pin
13. Pin is removed and a car attached to a pendulum swings
14. Swing car strikes a book
15. Book falls, book is attached to umbrella with a string
16. Force applied to string from book opens umbrella a
17. “Rain” falls to floor Roberta is protected by umbrella

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