Team # 944: Rube Goldberg Society at University of Illinois TEAM PAGE

University of Illinois
Champaign, IL, United States

Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Host: Division III Direct to Finals
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 12:00 PM
Live Division III - Ages 18+ (College)
Team Leader: David Sias
Team Members: 9
Invitations: 10
Joe Dobbins - invitation signed.
Angela Wiscons - invitation sent
Angie Magnuson - invitation signed.
Jeeseok Seo - invitation signed.
Kaitlynn Doty - invitation signed.
Kush Patel - invitation signed.
Ben Fields - invitation signed.
Lucas Kreidl - invitation signed.
Abby Rosenbaum - invitation signed.
Jiekai Du - invitation signed.

Ahoy matey! So... ye want t' find the buried treasure? Well, it's all hands on deck as we set sail fer the Caribbean. Just a landlubber? Not a worry! Arrr machines for a broadside attack arrr sure t' feed the fishes with any Jack Tar who dare oppose us! Keep a weathered eye open fer the 'X' that mark the treasure!

Our Step List

1. Flag raises
2. Spoon with flag knocks off ball
3. Ball opens Frisbee releasing marble
4. Marble falls down chute hitting dragon
5. Dragon falls over into dominoes
6. Dominoes fall over
7. Marble track
8. Funnel weighed down
9. Magnets pulled
10. Car drops
11. Card removed from tube
12. Marbles fall through tube
13. Marbles fall into cup on lever
14. Lever falls dropping weight
15. Weight pulls pin allowing gear and minute hand to fall
16. Gear hits dominoes and they all fall into a bucket
17. Bucket pulls nail releasing boomerang wire
18. Boomerang turns releasing parrot
19. Parrot swings unfurling mast
20. Mast drops knitting needle onto captain’s wheel
21. Wheel turns and pulls paintbrush knocking over skeleton foot and golf balls
22. Golf balls fall turning bottle
23. Vinegar mixes with baking soda
24. Gases expand balloon
25. Pulley falls off balloon
26. Releases watering can
27. Water pours through tube and turns wheel
28. Wheel flips switch
29. Fan turns on
30. Fan blows mast over
31. Mast releases door lock
32. Marbles roll out and into cup
33. Cup drops onto lever to hit cricket ball
34. Ball rolls and hits switch
35. Switch turns on centrifuge
36. Centrifuge causes mancala beads to fall through hole at the end of the ramp
37. Beads hit weights and fall into cup
38. Cup pulls pen
39. Anchor drops
40. Fork removed from lighthouse
41. Lighthouse unwinds
42. Mallet is pulled over
43. Mallet hits lever
44. Lever launches skull
45. Skull pulls sword
46. Sword hits rubber band gun
47. Gun turns releasing newton’s cradle marble
48. Marble hits tennis ball to roll through tube
49. Tennis ball hits pivot and pushes skateboard
50. Skateboard pushes cannon and cannon falls on switch
51. Switch turns on motor unlatching nail
52. Nail releases torsion spring boom
53. Boom hits barrel
54. Barrel drops marble
55. Marble falls into cup
56. Cup falls onto plate
57. Gallows circuit is connected pulling cup over
58. Blocks fall out and turns wheel
59. Rod attached to wheel pulls out of track
60. Golf ball rolls along bridge and falls along cargo net
61. Golf ball triggers mouse trap
62. Mouse trap launches cannon
63. Marble hits pivot
64. Pivot hits car
65. Car rolls into target
66. Target hits hammer
67. Hammer hits scissors
68. Scissors pull domino releasing car
69. Cars trigger series of hammers and cars
70. Final car hits magnet
71. Magnet releases safety pin
72. Milk jug falls flipping switch
73. Switch connects gear box circuit
74. Gear box lifts treasure chest lid
75. Cereal pours out

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