Team # 488: Rube Goldberg Society at UIUC TEAM PAGE

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States

Host: 2017 Division III Finals
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: Emily Weerakkody
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Animal Science, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Economics, Chemical Engineering

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!


Why we think we should win:
We put in the hard work to make fantastic and whimsical machines.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Setup and knock down dominoes

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our machine will take you on a journey through space to apply a Band-Aid.

Our Step List

1. Switch is thrown to complete a circuit
2. Motor turns, winding string
3. String pulls rocket up the ramp
4. Rocket knocks nose cone down ramp
5. Nose cone hits sponge, causing sponge to fall
6. Sponge triggers the remote control
7. RC car starts moving
8. Wheel spins due to moving car (hamster wheel)
9. Wheel releases ball down ramp in fish tank
10. Heavy ball hits lighter ball
11. Lighter ball floats up the ramps to the surface
12. Ping pong ball hits lever
13. Lever triggers mousetrap
14. Mousetrap pulls string the releases magnets from funnel
15. BB's previously held in place by magnet fall into can
16. Can lowers and flips the see-saw
17. Other end of the see-saw lifts a ramp
18. Ramp knocks ball down
19. Ball hits a fake hand attached to dowel
20. Fake hand knocks into nail
21. 4-bar linkage falls
22. String is pulled as the ramp falls
23. String pulls binder clip triggering catapult
24. Catapult releases golf ball
25. Golf ball pulls down cup
26. Cup pulls spatula
27. Spatula pushes canisters
28. Last canister falls off ramp, pulling clothespin
29. Clothespin releases satellite on zipline
30. Satellite knocks lever
31. Lever sets off satellite on second zipline
32. Satellite knocks spoon away from magnet
33. Magnet disconnection releases spool
34. Spool rolls down ramp, completing circuit to fan
35. Magnetic stir fan turns on
36. Stir bar falls off fan
37. Stir bar knocks into golf ball
38. Golf ball spins wheel
39. Wheel pulls string
40. String removes needle from tube
41. Marble falls through tube
42. Marble triggers phone book dominos
43. Phone book dominoes trigger pulley release mechanism
44. Spaceship hits flip flops
45. Flip flops pull string
46. String pulls Thor’s hammer
47. Thor’s hammer deposits golf balls into spaceship
48. Spaceship pulls string on pulley system
49. Pulley system pulls planet up
50. Planet releases mobile
51. Mobile hits ball off of shelf
52. Weight releases slinky alien abduction
53. Slinky pulls paint bottle open
54. Water flows into tube inflating balloon
55. Balloon knocks marble down track
56. Marble sets off mousetrap
57. Mousetrap removes pencil
58. Pencil releases golf club
59. Golf club swings and hits car
60. Car rolls forward pulling string
61. String pulls leg of tripod
62. Movement of tripod releases rocket (flashlight)
63. Rocket slides down zipline, hitting space horse
64. Impact knocks over golf ball
65. Golf ball knocks out tape measure
66. Tape measure releases CD
67. CD releases pyramid
68. Pyramid hits lever
69. Lever pushes up plastic container
70. Plastic container rolls down and applies Band Aid

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos