Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Joy Vallecillo - invitation signed.
August Tietjen - invitation signed.
Jazmin Calderon - invitation signed.
Alina Cervantes - invitation signed.
Amelia Briones - invitation signed.
Sebastian Arimura - invitation signed.
Jaime Rojas - invitation signed.
Connor Dolan - invitation signed.
Gideon Cooney - invitation signed.
Luis Velasquez - invitation signed.
What we're studying:
In our Rube Goldberg Club we are studying and gaining a better understanding of the physics of friction, potential energy, tension, kinetic energy, drag force, resistance force, interference of gravity, strength of gravity, and simple machines. We are expanding our creative boundaries by learning how to figure out how two items interact by trying a large variety of connections and interactions. We, as a group of students, are learning important building techniques so when we get older, we can apply this to our lives. The Rube Goldberg club is a special place to us and to keep it special, we work as hard as possible.Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
They're magically delicious!Why we think we should win:
We persevere in our work, enjoy working as a team and we love this club. We worked hard and had fun in the process. Our machine is cognitive work! We work to win, but winning is only a thing of the present. Friendship and fun were highly developed and cooperation is more important than winning, though we developed these skills in the thought of victory.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Squeezing a tube of toothpaste onto a toothbrushFavorite Rube Goldberg video:
The "Lucky" Charming Construction- A Goldbears Gadget
Lucky travels through time and races to retrieve his Charms.
The forest rustles as a leprechaun pops out from a bush, panting. He turns around seeing the form of a kid disappear in front of him, a pot in hand. “Wait!” he shouts. The children don't even look back. This is low, especially since they have never managed to steal the lucky charms for this long. He looks around, realizing he knows this clearing. He heads west, down a hill, smiling as he sees the magic hourglass going into the underground cavern. He knew that if he was correct, it would enable him to catch up to them and take the charms back.
His body warps as he dissolves into particles and travels through the time stream to the moment when those pesky kids were dashing away from his house. “Wait!” he cries, jumping off a branch while conjuring a car beneath him. He lands on top of the car, and drives it after them around the dead tree, only to be stopped by an old log that has been attached to the slide down from his balcony. The bowling ball he left on the balcony when playing ninepins rolled down the slide and crashed into a bunch of trees, making them fall over.
“Drat!” he exclaimed. He leans up against the dead tree, unintentionally making it come back to life. He wonders what to do now that his car has crashed. He sees the shooting star, remembering that it allows him to fly, and rushes over to it. Unfortunately, the trees the bowling ball hit continue to tip over, turning the colors of the rainbow as they touch each other, being exposed to so much magic. The trees land on the stump where he was keeping the horseshoe inside, just as the last one begins to roll at him. He lets go of the shooting star that he just grabbed, right before the rolling tree smashes into him.
Dazed but still alive, he sees the shooting star go up to the blue moon, releasing the hordes of stuff he had stored up there. It rolled down, finally triggering the deactivation sequence for the emergency hiding rigging he had set up for the pot of gold. It came off the rainbow charm, enabling it to expand to its full size. Lucky groaned. This was causing more trouble than it was worth.
The pot of gold landed on the boy in the back. Lucky cheered. Finally! He got one down. But he spoke too soon. A contraption sped out of his pocket and popped the red balloon, continuing onto the box that they had put the lucky charms in. It poured out into a bowl, which the kids sat down at and ate while Lucky stared at in disbelief.
Our Step List
1. Marbles enter through hourglass and spiral down shamrock track
2. Marbles hit golf ball
3.Golf ball lands in bowl and pushes on high end of lever
4. Low end of lever pulls foam up
5. Foam releases magnet attached to train
6. Train spins heart
7. Heart pulls popsicle stick
8. Golf ball is dislodged
9. Golf ball goes down the ramp
10. Golf ball hits rainbow dominoes
11. Domino releases horseshoe
12. Horseshoe spirals and hits the #1 billiard ball to lucky #7 billiard ball
13. Billiard Ball goes down inclined plane
14. Ball hits "Lucky" block
15. "Lucky" block releases weight from shooting star pulley
16. Pulley drops weight attached to streamer
17. Streamer releases marbles into blue moon maze
18. Blue moon marble hits golf ball
19. Golf ball swings and rotates box
20. Box causes Pot of Gold to fall
21. Pot of gold pulls curtain and reveals rainbow
22.Pot of gold pushes pressure trigger
23. Trigger pushes car
24. Car pops red balloon
25. Red balloon releases pendulum
26. Pendulum swings and hits Lucky Charms cereal
27. Cereal pours into the bowl
Our Close-ups: Photos
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Our Close-ups: Task Completion
Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough
Our Machine Run Videos