Team # 925: Pumpkin Lakes Scrunchy Crispy Rice TEAM PAGE

Lakeside Middle School
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Lakeside Middle School
Friday, March 16, 2018
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Matthew Hales
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 9
Lauren Salus - invitation signed.
Karyn Tanis - invitation signed.
Alexis Reducto - invitation signed.
Miranda Nakahara - invitation signed.
Madison Horvath - invitation signed.
Ava DiStaso - invitation signed.
Emily Tenderenda - invitation signed.
Madison Baskerville - invitation signed.
Alexandria Lovasi - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
In our academically talented class, we are studying physics, technology, and most importantly teamwork. We also competed in Drew University's Model UN and our Ecuador group came home with an award for outstanding delegation and our France group came home with an award for outstanding position paper. Overall, we have been challenging ourselves with harder tasks in academically talented and have been working together as teams to learn how to cooperate.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Oh no, the dots fell off!" -Ava and her blank domino

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we have put a lot of effort into our machine and we are very impressed with how it came out based on the time we had. All nine of us contributed amazing ideas that we used to create our machine. We believe that our hard work and great effort will stand out in the crowd.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Open a Ziploc bag

Our space themed machine is out of this world! Our machine travels through space on a journey to pour a bowl of cereal. All of our team members are represented through the process as a colorful pod of pumpkin lakes aliens chilling out watching all astroid (golf balls) go by. It all starts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where the rocket launches and goes on an expedition throughout the milky way. As we go through we pass all of the 8 planets and many, many beautiful stars.

Our Step List

1-Cassette case falls and hits pencil lever
2-Pencil lever hits the car
3-Car hits golf ball
4-Golf ball hits the water bottle
5-Marbles spill out of the bottle and into the bucket
6-Bucket falls and trigger pulley
7-Domino pulls up and sets off the set
8-Dominoes hit a golf ball
9-Ball hits ball
10-Ball falls into the cup and pulls the pulley
11-Pulley pulls and tips cereal and cereal pours!

Our Close-ups: Photos

A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2