Team # 848: The Cocoa Puffers TEAM PAGE

Great Salt Bay SChool
Damariscotta, Maine, United States

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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

    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