The Monopoly TEAM PAGE

Brownell Middle School
Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mrs. D
Team Members: 3
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Energy transfers, types of energy

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Kapish, Kaposh

Why we think we should win:
Ours should win because it is creative and we worked hard for many nights to make it the best we possibly could.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Hit two birds with one stone.


Our Step List

1. With a hammer, a cue ball is sent rolling down a track of pool sticks.

2. The cue ball knocks a dowel down and releases another pool ball above.

3. This pool ball rolls into another dowel and the dowel releases a third pool ball.

4. This final pool ball of the sequence rolls into a bucket with a string attached. The falling bucket yanks on the string which transfers through a pulley pulling off a binder clip from a tethered tennis ball.

5. The released tether/tennis ball begins to unwind.

6. The tether ball then hits another tennis ball in its widening path. This starts the ball rolling down a pair of pool sticks.

7. The ball proceeds to knock into the first of a series of dominoes.

8. The dominoes then push a train to start it down a track.

9. The train strikes a pool ball causing it to roll down the books.

10. That ball then falls on the hospital landing pad triggering a lever that releases a choo choo train.

11.The choo choo knocks over a Jenga block causing a chain reaction of falling blocks uphill.

12. The last block then pushes an ambulance to start down a short track.

13. That ambulance runs into a roll of tape at the bottom of the track causing it to roll.

14. The tape then rolls down a ping pong table, knocking away a tennis ball can which supports a croquet ball of a Newton's cradle.

15. The momentum transfers to the last Newton ball which then hammers the nail into the "100% oak" wood.

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