Team # 403: SLS Cardinals TEAM PAGE

St. Louis School
Batesville, IN, United States

Host: Genesis, Kids Discovery Factory, & Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Setup Time: 7:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Jessica Ruschke
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying the nervous system, CPR, and ancient Rome. We made this machine in our Advanced Learners Program class.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
― Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Why we think we should win:
We have been working on this machine since October, our team work is strong, we enjoyed designing it, and it's fun.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
staple a piece of paper
disinfect a surface with a cleaning wipe
open a book

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Amusement park themed machine made of wood, plastic, odds and ends, and Little Bits electronics.

Our Step List

1. Person flips switch to begin machine
2. Roller Coaster car hits pink ball
3. Pink ball hits mallet
4. Mallet hits Basketball
5. Basketball knocks over wooden shelf
6. Wooden shelf hits red spoon
7. Red spoon pushes rolling pin down the ramp
8. Rolling pin hits racket
9. Racket pulls the string, which pulls the switch
10. Switch starts motor, which flips Ferris Wheel control
11. Ferris Wheel pulls cup out of lane, allowing tickets to hit head.
12. Tickets hit head
13. Head falls on 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

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2