Team # 137: Domino Crew TEAM PAGE

West Hancock High School
Britt, Iowa, United States

Open An Umbrella
Host: St. Ansgar Science Department
Monday, February 22, 2016
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 12:30 PM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Susan Carlson
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We have been studying energy, forces, and motion.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

Why we think we should win:
Through this project we have put our knowledge of physics and physic properties to use in one commone goal, to open an umbrella.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Making a painting
Turn on a light
Hit an easy button

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:
This machine has been built to open an umbrella using everyday materials or recycles materials from closets and the shop classroom. The machine has 30 steps to make an umbrella open.

Our Step List

1-Marble Ramp Tracks
2-Dominoes hit marble
3-Marble goes through the tube
4-Marble hits dominoes
5-Dominoes hit basketball
6-Basketball hits cart which triggers crane
7- Crane pushes marble into tube
8-Marble hits dominoes into cup
9-Measuring cup hits lever
10-Ball rolls down track into dominoes
11-Dominoes release catapult
12- Ball hits dominoes to trigger buggy
13-Buggy travels up ramp and hits ball
14-Ball hits domino and triggers the notecard
15-Solar panel makes the gears turn
16-Gears hit the ping pong ball
17-Ping pong ball hits dominoes
18- Domino falls to release rubber band car
19-Car pulls string to release rolling sticks
20-Stocks hit dominoes
21-Dominoes hit ball onto track
22-Ball hits cup to release sticks
23-Popsicle sticks release yellow lever
24- Lever hits dominoes
25-Dominoes hit marble into tube
26-Marble rolls down track to hit stick
27-Stick hits marble down track
28-Marble rolls and hits scissors
29- Scissors cut ribbon
30-Car hits button to release 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