Team # 474: Rube Goldberg Society at University of Illinois TEAM PAGE

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois, United States

Host: Purdue University
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Setup Time: 7:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 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 under moving car (hamster wheel)
9. Wheel releases ball down ramp
10. Heavy ball hits lighter ball that floats UP the ramps to the surface
11. Ping pong ball hits lever
12. Lever triggers mousetrap
13. Mousetrap pulls string the releases magnets from funnel
14. BB's previously held in place by magnet fall into can
15. Can lowers and flips the see-saw
16. Other end of the see-saw lifts a ramp that a ball falls down
17. Ball hits a fake hand attached to dowel
18. Fake hand removes nail
19. Ramp falls since nail is gone
20. String is pulled as the ramp falls
21. String pulls binder clip triggering catapult
22. Catapult releases golf ball
23. golf ball pulls down cup
24. Cup pulls spatula
25. spatula pushes canisters
26. last canister falls off ramp
27. Clip releases satellite on zipline
28. satellite knocks lever
29. lever sets off second zip line and satellite
30. space probe from zipline knocks spoon away from magnet
31. string around spool goes loose,starts spool down ramp
32. spool completes circuit to fan
33. Magnetic stir fan turns on
34. Stir bar falls off fan
35. Stir bar knocks into golf ball
36. Golf balls spins wheel
37. String removes needle from tube
38. Marble falls through tube
39. Marble triggers phone book dominos
40. Phone book dominoes trigger pulley release mechanism
41. Spaceship hits flip flops
42. Flip flops hit lever
43. Lever tilts can
44. Can adds water to container
45. Weight of water pulls planet string
46. pulley system pulls planet up
47. monkey on planet releases mobile
48. mobile hits ball off of shelf
49. weight releases slinky alien abduction
50. slinky pulls paint bottle open
51. water flows into tube inflating balloon
52. balloon knocks marble down track
53. marble sets off mousetrap
54. mousetrap removes pencil
55. pencil releases golf club
56. Golf club swings and hits car
57. Car rolls forward pulling string
58. String pulls leg of tripod
59. Movement of tripod releases rocket
60. Rocket slides down zipline
61. Rocket knocks over golf ball
62. Golf ball knocks out tape measure
63. Tape measure releases CD
64. CD releases pyramid
65. Lever pushes up plastic container
66. 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