Team # 397: Redwings TEAM PAGE

Benet Academy
Lisle, Illinois, United States

Host: Argonne National Laboratory
Friday, February 24, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Pat Marshall
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
The application of physics.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"O Captain, my Captain!"

Why we think we should win:
We have a great understanding of the laws of physics, and our idea is very original. A lot of blood, sweat and tears literally went into this machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Pop a balloon.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Step List

1. Spin the wheel
2. Wedge on the wheel hits hinge that tips a cup
3. Cup pours honey
4. Honey tin disconnects a circuit
5. The disconnected circuit stops a magnet
6. The Up house rises
7. The Wizard of Oz house falls onto a see-saw
8. The see-saw lifts a ramp
9. A golf ball rolls down the ramp
10. The golf ball rolls into a stick
11. The stick falls and a platform drops
12. A disc is dropped off of the platform
13. The disc runs through a plinko machine
14. The disc falls through the end of the machine that triggers a mouse trap
15. The mouse trap pulls a string attached to a DVD case
16. The first DVD case swings and hits a second
17.The second DVD case knocks into a matchbox car, which triggers a second and third
18. The final car knocks a mass
19. The mass drops and consequently pulls out a nail
20. A second mass sitting on top of a tube falls through the tube
21. The mass lands on a pump
22. The pump blasts air which launches a projectile
23. The projectile hits a can which swings down and hits a Newton's cradle
24. One of the balls on the cradle hits a switch
25. The switch turns on a windmill
26. The windmill coils a string
27. The string gets taught and releases a stopper
28. The open stopper sends two marbles down a marble run
29. The marbles hit a golf ball on a tee
30. The golf ball goes down a zip line
31. The golf ball pulls a switch
32. The switch turns off the windmill
33. The golf ball hits a can at the end of the run
34. The can rolls down a ramp and lays a band aid on a picture

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos