Team # 216: Techno Girls TEAM PAGE

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Techno Teams
Pleasantville, New York, United States

Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Host: Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 11:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Cathy Quaranta
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0



What we're studying:
Simple machines
Building and Testing
Energy
Working together

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
If you build it they will come.

Why we think we should win:
Encourage team Engineering/STEM/STEAM interest.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Open a Girl Scout (or Oreo) cookie.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Techno Girls Trash Trek Umbrella Opener Rainbow Maker

Our Step List

Step1: Ball (A) is dropped into cup (B)
Step 2: Cup (B) is attached to string (C) which acts as a pulley and pulls up binder clip (D)
Step 3: When pulled up, Binder Clip (D) pulls out wedge (E) releasing marble (F)
Step 4: Marble (F) then rolls down screw (G) and collides into straw lever (H)
Step 5: Straw lever (H) pivots and bumps into marble (I)
Step 6: Marble (I) rolls down inclined plane (J) and hits next straw lever (K)
Step 7: Straw lever (K) pivots and hits next marble (L)
Step 8: Marble (L) rolls down inclined plane (M) and hits next straw lever (N)
Step 9: Straw lever (O) pivots and hits last marble (P)
Step 10: Marble (P) rolls down inclined plane (Q) and continues down inclined plane (R)
Step 11: Marble (P) rolls down inclined plane (R) and hits marble (S)
Step 12: Marble (S) rolls down inclined plane (R) and hits marble (T)
Step 13: Marble (T) rolls down inclined plane (R) and hits ball (U)
Step 14: Ball (U) rolls down inclined plane (R) and hits ball (V)
Step 15: Ball (V) rolls rolls down inclined plane (R) and continues rolling onto platform (W)
Step 16: Ball (V) rolls into book (X)
Step 17: Book (X) knocks over book (Y)
Step 18: Book (Y) knocks over box (Z)
Step 19: Box (Z) falls over and pops balloon (ZZ)
Step 20: Balloon (ZZ) opens the umbrella :)

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