Open An Umbrella
Minnesota Center For Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (MNCEME) at Minnesota State University, Mankato
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Setup Time:
9:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
What we're studying:
PhysicsOur Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry FordWhy we think we should win:
We have a unique machine. Our ensemble is works very well together and very creative.Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Paint a wall, blow a bubble (no bubble machines),
A machine that incorporates Mary Poppins into opening an umbrella.
Our Step List
1. Turn train on.
2. Train pulls on lever.
3. Marbles corkscrew down into box.
4. Pulley tips sugar out.
5. Sugar spins spoon wheel.
6. Wheel hits track.
7. Marble rolls and hits horse.
8. Pendulum horse hits marble.
9. Marble hits book.
10. Book tips hitting inertia ball.
11. Ball turns on fan.
12. Fan blows duck across pond.
13. Duck hits block.
14. Block hits marble.
15. Marble rolls down ramp into cup.
16. Tips watering can.
17. Can hits flowers.
18. Flowers hit ball.
19. Ball rolls down ramp into cup.
20. Pulley tips balls out.
21. Lands on new pulley pulling block out.
22. 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