Team # 848: The Cocoa Puffers TEAM PAGE

Great Salt Bay SChool
Damariscotta, Maine, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Alison Macmillan
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 6
Otis Frost - invitation signed.
Harper Lilly - invitation signed.
Joseph Levesque - invitation signed.
Jayden Brown - invitation signed.
Eli Melanson - invitation signed.
Eliana Floge - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
Forces and Motion
Simple Machines
Technical/informational writing

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
If it does not work the first time, try try again!

Why we think we should win:
We put a lot of effort into our invention. We tried our best. Winning would inspire us even more to become engineers. We are a trying, persevering group. We worked well as a team.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
If it's OK, we had lot of ideas: turn off an electro magnet, pour liquid from a cup, turn a page of a book, hang a piece of paper with a thumb tack, draw a line with a pencil, sharpen a pencil, activate a hand waving hello and good bye, put chocolate sauce on a bowl of ice cream.

After almost two days (48 hours) of working together as a team we have completed our Rube Goldberg invention. After so long working together as a team we can definitely say we became a lot closer and learned a lot about each other. Our invention is witty, humorous, creative, and artistic. It was so much fun creating this machine. We used lots of different colors and a lot of different unique household items, including an alarm clock, stools, a sink, curtain rods, pencils, toilet paper, cups, chairs, toy cars, a toy track for the cars, a funnel, tissues, a rubber band, and lots more we did not mention. Our invention/machine is called The Pufftastic Breakfast Making Machine.

Our Step List

Rube Goldberg Steps
By:The Cocoa Puffers

Step 1, alarm clock rings then gets knocked of by team member
Step 2, alarm clock falls off stand
Step 3, string that is attached to leg of alarm clock tightens
Step 4, then pulling the piece of wood that the string is attached to
Step 5, the weight on the rod is too heavy and pulls the lever
Step 6, the water drains out into pipe
Step 7, water drains out of the pipe into the bucket
Step 8, activates pulley
Step 9, lifts up wood that a ball is resting on
Step 10, ball rolls down incline plane
Step 11, knocking over cup of water
Step 12, water dumps onto Tissue which is holding up a pendulum
Step 13, pendulum falls down onto the 2 other pendulums
Step 14, pendulum swings and hits dominoes
Step 15, dominoes fall down
Step 16, dominoes knock ball off of stand
Step 17, ball falls down onto race car platform
Step 18, therefore causing the car to move down the track
Step 19, car hits the other car that has paperclips taped on to it
Step 20, other car flies forward popping balloon with milk/water in it
Step 21, the milk/water falls down tube
Step 22, milk/water dissolves tissue which is holding cocoa puffs
Step 23, cocoa puffs fall down into bowl with milk/water therefor completing the machine

Our Close-ups: Photos

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Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2