Team # 298: Team GECO TEAM PAGE

Evergreen mill
Leesburg, Virginia, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: David Wigglesworth
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Make everything as simple as possible but not any simpler- Einstein
( my dad/ our parent advisors favorite)

Why we think we should win:
Because we used objects that would otherwise have no purpose an example is old running shoes

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Opening a box

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

We tried to use as much recycling as possible in this Rube Goldberg so all throughout the machine you will find yogurt cups, shoes, fishing line holders,and even cardboard boxes.

Our Step List

1. Somebody places a ball
2.A ball rolls down a ramp onto a plank of wood
3.The ball rolls down the plank of wood
4.The ball hits some blocks
5.The blocks hit a block tower with a shoe on top
6.The tower collapses
7.the shoe swings forward
8.The shoe hits the plank of wood
9.The wood hits dominos
10.The dominos fall into a cup on a pulley
11.The weight of the dominos trigger the other cup
12.The pulley's other cup hits the keva planks
13.The blocks fall
14.The blocks hit a tennis ball
15.The tennis ball rolls into an open air tube
16.The tennis ball rolls down the open air tube
17.The tennis ball falls into a shoe
18.The extra weight in the shoe causes the shoe to tip up
19.The tipping up causes cardboard to tip up
20.The raising of the cardboard allows a train to roll down the ramp
21.The train hits the dominos
22.The dominos fall into a cup on a pulley
23. The weight triggers the other cup
24.The other cup goes up
25.The cup hits the baseball in the yogurt cup
26.The yogurt cup and baseball begin to fall
27.The yogurt cup leaves contact with the baseball
28.The baseball hits a pin
29.Then the pin transfers the energy to the umbrella's button
30.The umbrella opens

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