Team # 963: Team Hopes and Dreams TEAM PAGE

The Meadows School
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Scott Trujillo
Team Members: 4
Invitations: 7
Riley Sawdon - invitation signed.
Alex Chang - invitation signed.
Rahul Mukhopadhyay - invitation opened.
Jackie Balanovsky - invitation signed.
Shazray Akbar - invitation sent
Mathew Stephen - invitation sent
Alex Azarmehr - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
The different transformations of energy to complete tasks in our machine.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:

Why we think we should win:
We used innovative steps to complete the task at hand. Also, this was our inagual year.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Dip a chip into salsa.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Are you ever hungry for cereal but just too lazy to get up and pour it yourself? Our machine is the perfect solution! Just pull the string and allow the magic to happen. You'll be able to have a perfect bowl without even opening the fridge!

Our Step List

1. A student pulls a string attached to a wood block via pulleys
2. The block raises and releases a large metal bearing
3. The bearing rolls down a ramp and moves a teeter totter
4a. The teeter totter's right side moves down and taps a golf ball
5a. The golf ball rolls down a wooden block stair case and lowers a cup attached to a pulley
6a. The lowering cup's motion raises a weight attached to the other end of the string
7a. The rising weight taps a wooden ramp
8a. The wooden ramp's dislodging releases a golf ball down the ramp
9a. The golf ball rolls into a cup, lowering it down via a pulley
10a. The lowering cup is attached to a pivoting lever via a pulley which pivots over, dumping milk into a bowl
4b. The teeter totter's left side moves up and taps a pivoting pipe containing a golf ball
5b. The pipe pivots over, releasing the golf ball which hits a metal ball bearing stored below
6b. The ball bearing rolls down a ramp and moves a cup positioned on a zip line
7b. The cup containing a ball rappels down and hits a box of cereal which pivots over and pours into a bowl

Our Close-ups: Photos

A maximum of 3 close-ups (scanned diagrams, photos). Images must be JPG or PNG, and less than 5 MB.

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2