Team # 746: The Dream Team TEAM PAGE

Canadian Valley Technology Center
Yukon, OK, United States

Online Contest:
Pour A Bowl of Cereal
Online Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Angela Northcutt
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 3
Austin Davis - invitation signed.
Carlos Maya - invitation signed.
Joseph Heitzman - invitation signed.

What we're studying:
We are studying Pre-Engineering at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Yukon, OK.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"There are no wrong turns, only paths we had not known we were meant to walk." - Devin di Tigana

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because it is our first year of creating a Rube Goldberg Machine. It was somewhat stressful at first, but it became easier over time.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Pancake Flipper Machine

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The "Everyday items" Rube Goldberg machine uses anything from pieces of wood to golf balls. It has a total amount of about 35-40 steps that are split into two different parts, one part is for milk and the other is for cereal. They both start on the top platform but only the milk part ends on the bottom. This machine uses a bunch of different items such as golf balls, dominoes, marbles, race car ramps, dust pan, funnels, etc.

Our Step List

1. Marble is dropped, which will hit another marble
2. Marble that was hit goes down a ramp and hits dominoes
3. Domino hits golf ball
4. Golf ball rolls and hits a domino attached with string to a piece of wood
5. Piece of wood hits foam ball
6. Foam ball hits spinner and makes the car move
7. Car rolls down and hits the cereal
8. Cereal drops down a PVC pipe into a styrofoam plate
9. Marble dropped will go down a separate tube and hit a domino
10. Domino hits another marble
11. Marble rolls down a track and hits a line of dominoes
12. Dominoes hit a golf ball
13. Golf ball rolls down a ramp and hits another golf ball
14. The second golf ball will hit a spinner and knock down some more dominoes
15. Dominoes will hit another marble
16. Marble goes down a ramp a hits another domino
17. Domino will remove a piece of balsa wood from underneath a marble
18. Marble will go down a funnel and PVC pipe, hitting a foam ball
19. Foam ball goes down a wooden track and removes a piece of balsa wood that is underneath a golf ball
20. Golf ball rolls down the ramp and hits a line of dominoes
21. Dominoes will hit a golf ball that is placed on top of a small piece of 2 by 4
22. Golf ball rolls down a ramp and hits a foam ball
23. Foam ball hits a line of dominoes
24. The dominoes will hit another golf ball in a straight path
25. Golf ball hits a marble sitting on top of a piece of metal used as a ramp
26. Marble hits a domino attached to a piece of wood
27. Domino allows a marble to roll down a ramp and hit another domino
28. Domino removes a piece of wood underneath a foam ball, allowing it to roll down
29. Foam ball hits a cup of milk
30. Cup of milk goes down a funnel and PVC pipe straight to the styrofoam plate with cereal

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