The Otters TEAM PAGE

Riverstone International School
Boise, ID, USA

Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Samantha Cole
Team Members: 6
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
International Baccalaureate

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it's not going to get better, it's just not. by Dr. Seuss

Why we think we should win:
We used the task to develop our workshop theme throughout our machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Explode a paintball pellet

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Step List

1. Hammer is pulled back and let go.
2. Hammer hits metal ball.
3. Metal ball hits first block of wood.
4. Each block of wood hits the next like dominoes.
5. Last block of wood hits small Styrofoam piece.
6. Styrofoam piece hits metal ball.
7. Metal ball enters PVC pipe turning 90 degrees.
8. Metal ball exits PVC and rolls across metal flashing.
9. Metal ball hits next metal ball.
10.Metal ball rolls across metal flashing and falls off table into clear vinyl tubing.
11. Metal ball falls through tubing onto a small piece of copper.
12.Copper is pressed onto the two connection points of the switch on the electric razor.
13.Electric razor turns on and cuts string.
14.Cut string goes over wood piece holding up brick.
15.Brick drops.
16.Brick hits nail in 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