Team # 381: Spooner High School TEAM PAGE

Spooner Area School District
Spooner, WI, United States

Host: University Wisconsin-Stout
Monday, March 20, 2017
Setup Time: 8:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Walter Hungerbuhler
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimension.

Why we think we should win:
We built this machine with zero budget, a lot of imagination with random materials brought in, and countless hours of success and failure in the design and implementation of steps. Our machine is a result of our dedication and never say die attitude.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Bottle flipping. (A bottle is flipped and it lands on end)

Our machine is based off the TV series M.A.S.H. It starts off with a soldier being drafted into the conflict, enduring the conflict, brought to a M.A.S.H. unit and eventually being brought home safely.

Our Step List

1.Student closes mailbox releasing draft notice.

2.Draft notice releases lever via string.

3.Lever releases water rotating water wheel.

4.Water wheel pulls shuttle bus.

5.Shuttle bus knocks over cart.

6.Cart releases plane.

7.Plane hits lever releasing golf ball.

8.Golf ball falls into container releasing a “Paratrooper”.

9.“Paratrooper” hits switch that turns on a motor.

10.Motor pulls a string pulling a pin.

11.Pin releases a projectile.

12.Projectile pops balloon.

13.Balloon releases weight signifying “injured soldiers”.

14.Weight rotates tank turret.

15.Tank turret releases golf ball.

16.Golf ball hits two levers in series.

17.Levers release Jeep with casualties.

18.Jeep hits lever.

19.Lever hits another lever.

20.Lever releases weight.

21.Weight pulls box down and releases band aide

22.Mouse Trap pulls out Pin.

23.Pin releases Weight through PVC pipe.

a.Weight releases another pin via bucket starting conveyor belt.

b. Conveyor belt shoots Band-aid “boat” onto PVC half-pipe.

c. Band-aid “boat” is stopped by a tongue depressor, shooting it onto hand.

24.Weight from step 23 also pulls IV stand.

25. IV stand raises the lid of a storage container.

26.The Lid releases mechanism allowing sled to fall..

27.The weighted slide turns the gears, playing the music and turning bicycle pedals.

28.Bicycle Pedals hits lever releasing ball onto Plinko Board.

29.Ball falls into basket releasing the plane.

30.Plane pulls hinged lever releasing weight.

31.Weight pulls head down applying Band Aide and releases car.

32.Car triggers mouse trap and raises American flag.

33.Mouse trap releases pin allowing head to be raised

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos