Team # 114: SJO Spartans TEAM PAGE

St. Joseph-Ogden High School
St. Joseph, IL, United States

Open An Umbrella
Host: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Friday, March 11, 2016
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 8:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Lianne Rash
Team Members: 18
Invitations: 0

Why we think we should win:
Our team feels that we should win because we managed to create both a functional and artistic representation of a beloved Disney movie. Our artists and scientists spent countless hours on the project, and we have a level of passion for our machine that is almost impossible to match.

A creative reenactment of Disney's Mary Poppins! We featured Disney's theme by sneaking other characters from their movies and placing them on the machine. The machine is set up to take you through the world of the movie, ending with the opening of her magical umbrella. Let us take you on a journey with dancing penguins, the wonders of Mary Poppins' carpet bag, and the sooty smiles of chimney sweeps.

Our Step List

1) A marble rolls out of cannon
2) A wood block is hit & falls into chimney
3) Paper is pulled down from string, releasing Mary Poppins
4) Mary Poppins flies down and hits the nannies
5) The nannies fall into the carpet bag, weighing it down
6) The bag falls on the toy chest, opening it
7) The toy chest releases BB’s and they roll down clear piping
8) The BB’s reach the end of the piping, setting off the penguin dominoes
9) The penguins set off a mouse trap
10) The mouse trap hits a button, starting the carousel
11) The carousel pulls the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” paper, releasing a ball
12) The ball rolls down, hitting Albert
13) Albert pushes the penny down the penny shooter, hitting a cup
14) The cup falls, pulling down another cup
15) The other cup releases marbles, weighing down the chimney sweep
16) The chimney raises, releasing two marbles
17) The marbles set off the Newton Balls, knocking off a wooden dowel
18) The dowel falls, pulling down the cardboard holding the car
19) The car rolls down the track, hitting the Mickey block
20) The Mickey block falls, closing the scissors
21) The scissors cut the string, opening the umbrella

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos