Rube Orangebergs TEAM PAGE

Orangewood K-8 School
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Dr. Bonney
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0

    What we're studying:
    We've done a lot of work on energy sources, both solar energy (as in making solar cars) and water issues; where it comes from and how it's used in our state. And we've worked a lot with robotics too!

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    Okay...let's try it just one more time.

    Why we think we should win:
    We know that everyone worked hard on their contraptions but we used up the battery power and memory of 2 cameras and an iphone, trying to get a successful run on video. It's harder than people think. No more dominos!

    Suggestion for next year's challenge:
    Something that prohibits dominos

    Welcome to the Rube Orangebergs Page. As rookies, we learned a lot!

    Our Step List

    Rube Orangebergs Project
    1. Our Rube Goldberg project starts off with a plastic ball that goes down a shaft, rolling down and
    2. hits a marble that rolls and
    3. hits a string of dominos that hits another marble that
    4. hits a second marble, transferring energy, that
    5. goes down and loops a loop that changes direction at the box and
    6. rolls down another plastic strip, hitting a backstop and
    7. making a 90 degree right turn and rolls down another plastic strip,
    8. where it makes a left turn when it hits the strip of dominos, and then
    9. makes the dominos fall uphill to
    10. hit a steel ball bearing that
    11. rolls down a plastic strip until
    12. it hits a tower that has a block of dominos on top that
    13. are attached to a string trip wire
    14. that is taped to a pink soft ball that is pulled toward the tube that
    15. hits a pool ball balanced in the cardboard tube that
    16. rolls down the cardboard tube that
    17. hits (transfers energy) a tennis ball that
    18. has a string taped to it and connected to the eraser on the other end,
    19. which when knocked out of the tube, drops toward the ground, causing the eraser tied on the other end of the string,
    20. to erase a mark on the whiteboard. 
    ...more or less,
    ...with any kind of luck,
    ...and 100+ tries at video taping!

    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