Team # 594: Potential Entropy TEAM PAGE

Harvard-Westlake School
Studio City, California, United States

Contest:
Apply A BAND-AID®
Host: Santa Monica Pier - High School
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Karen Hutchison
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
Tinkering

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Oh crap!"

Why we think we should win:
We should win the Rube Goldberg Machine competition because we are dedicated to the cause of putting on a Band-Aid on with as many complicated steps as possible.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Kicking a soccer ball

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
Our machine illustrates the daily struggle of getting ready for school. It includes (but is not limited to) waking up, making breakfast, and packing your bag to leave.

Our Step List

1. Curtains open
2. Washers on the ruler fall
3. Rising curtain pulls weight off of the toaster handle
4. The toast pops up
5. Egg gets knocked down ramp 1
6. Egg rolls down ramp 1
7. Egg lands on scale
8. Scale tilts
9. Tilting scale pulls string out from under the ramp
10. Energy drink can rolls down ramp 2
11. Can falls off of the ramp
12. Can is pulled open
13. Can falls into backpack
14. Beanie bag falls down ramp 1
15. Beanie bag lands on switch to turn on the turntable
16. Turntable spins with frying pan on top
17. Frying pan handle knocks over cereal boxes
18. Final cereal box hits hand
19. Hand falls onto Band-Aid

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos