Team # 527: Spencer's One Team To Rule Them All TEAM PAGE

Spencer High School
Spencer, IA, United States

Host: Minnesota State, Mankato & MNCEME
Friday, March 03, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:30 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Alex Halverson
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are studying forces and the transfer of energy. Our Rube Goldberg machine demonstrates how energy is transferred.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"I don't know"

Why we think we should win:
Our machine has a lot of creative contraptions that show our creative minds

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
sharpen a pencil without an electric sharpener

Our machine's theme is Junkyard. It is constructed with broken toys and parts that fit together to make the perfect machine to get the task done.

Our Step List

1. Cut the string to start the machine (connected to balloon//nail)
2. Nail falls and pops balloon
3. Balloon releases marble through the funnel
4. Marble hits mouse trap and sets it off
5. Mouse trap pulls switch which starts the train
6. Train hits ruler to release smaller train down a track
7. Small train transfers energy into another train in the funnel
8. Train goes down PVC pipe and hits the support holding the dowel
9. Dowel falls down and replaces head in position while pulling string
10. The string sets off the stick bomb
11. The ball on top of the stick bomb rolls down the cardboard
12. When the ball reaches the bottom it sets off a mouse trap
13. The mouse trap launches a bouncy ball
14. The bouncy ball knocks over the paper cups
15. The paper cups pull a washer
16. The washer allows the marbles to roll down
17. The marbles spin a wheel
18. The wheel pulls a string
19. The string releases a golf ball down the slope
20. The golf ball hits the mouse trap
21. The hand on the mouse trap slaps the face with the 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