Shakopee Sabers TEAM PAGE

Shakopee Jr High
Shakopee, MN, USA

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Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr Oman
Team Members: 15
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
Technology Education

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Work Smarter Not Harder

Why we think we should win:
This is our second year in a row that our 43rd attempt was the one that worked. Coincidence...no way!

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Raise a flag

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Step List

Rube Goldberg Team 2013: Shakopee Jr High: Team 42
Explanation of Steps
1. Tennis ball drops and rolls down ramp and hits block of wood
2. Wood block shifts forward and hits marble into motion
3. Marble rolls through paper roller coaster
4. Marble hits a washer and it falls and pulls on a crank
5. Crank turns a rack and pinion.
6. Pinion pulls on a string.
7. String opens a plastic egg.
8. Egg releases a marble and it rolls through a second paper roller coaster.
9. Marble triggers a mousetrap.
10. Mousetrap release a loaded-catapult.
11. Catapult launched a projectile into a target.
12. Target tips into a pole that rests on pivot points.
13. Pole pushes a softball.
14. Softball rolls down a ramp into a hammer.
15. Hammer tips into a clothes pin.
16. Clothes pin releases a string attached to a weight.
17. Weight drops into a second clothes pin.
18. Clothes pin releases a second catapult.
19. Catapult launched a projectile into a target.
20. Target hits a sand-weighted tennis ball.
21. Tennis ball rolls down a ramp into a car.
22. Car rolls into a cup.
23. Cup tips over and releases two marbles.
24. Marbles roll into a hockey puck which sits on the edge of a table.
25. Hockey puck falls off table and pulls an upright support with it.
26. Support releases a hammer which falls into a nail.

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