Team # 464: Rube GoldBEARS TEAM PAGE

Luther Burbank Middle School
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Online Contest:
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Isabel Ceballos
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are learning about simple machines, chain reactions and working together as a team. We are also learning about not giving up even when things don't go like we want them to.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Our team leaders love to give us positive feedback even when we might not get a step right. They love to show us all equality and kindness and that no one is ever less that anyone else. Our leader's favorite quotes are " okay i love that step but how can we improve that step and make it reliable."

Why we think we should win:
We, the RubegoldBEARS, think that we should win because what we have done together to make this machine shows perseverance. We have worked so hard to create this awesome contraption. We are hoping to win this to prove to ourselves that the imagination we tell ourselves and things we strive for can be achieved if we try hard enough and never give up.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
One suggestion we have for next year would be to remove the cap from a pen.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Contagious Contraption
Our hospital-themed contraption begins with an emergency helicopter landing on the roof of Saint Rube's Memorial Hospital. You can watch the patients heart beat as the dominoes fall. An IV bag flows to tip the scale between life and death. Our patient zooms through an x-ray machine getting a Band-Aid to save his life.

Our Step List

1. Ball travels down the pegboard path into cup
2. Cup lowers and pulls string through the pulley
3. String pulls the block
4. Block releases the yellow car pulling the block away from the blue car
5. Blue car removes clip and releases helicopter
6. Helicopter knocks cylinder off of hospital
7. Cylinder causes string to move golf ball into pulley cup
8. Pulley causes the popsicle stick to release the 8 ball
9. 8 ball falls on lever and raises the ramp
10. Car rolls and hits dominoes
11. Large "domino" pulls plug from IV bag
12. "Blood" fills cup and tips the scale
13. Rising scale pulls straw support from wooden block
14. Wooden block falls on trigger
15. Trigger launches patient through the "x-ray" machine
16. Patient rolls under "x-ray" machine and Band-Aid is applied!

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