Team # 467: Raiders TEAM PAGE

South Ripley Junior High School
Versailles, In, United States

Host: Genesis, Kids Discovery Factory, & Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Setup Time: 7:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Matthew Gadberry
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying the condition of the earth through the effects of pollution, and how we can apply this to our machine. We are also looking at the other side of the coin, and researching the positive approach many people are taking to going green and helping the environment.

Machine Name: "Healing the Planet"

Our team machine focuses on the idea of making the world a better place to live in by taking better care of the environment. The steps taken begin with deforestation and pollution, and end by going green and showing the positive effects of caring for the earth, thus applying a band-aid to the globe.

Our Step List

1. Lever activates the Lincoln Log so it will slide down
2. Slide Lincoln Log down the frame ramp
3. The Lincoln Log should hit a specially equipped Hot Wheel
4. The ram on top of the Hot Wheel should hit the vertical standing Lincoln Logs which will create a domino effect
5. The tallest and last Lincoln Log should hit a level like contraption which is balancing a squishy stress ball
6. The stress ball rolls off to pull a string in the process
7. The cloud on the side of the table swings off and hits a platform holding a ball
8. The ball rolls off the platform into a toy basket on a pulley with a counterweight
9. The basket goes down and the counterweight goes up, hitting a car
10. Car travels down a ramp falling onto a lever
11. Lever moves up and applies bandage to a baseball painted like the Earth

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