Turn Off A Light
STEM Forward - WI Regional Machine Contest
Friday, March 06, 2020 Setup Time:
8:00 AM Contest Start Time:
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Chayse Hoefler - invitation sent
Xander Zimmermann - invitation sent
Katie Dickrell - invitation signed.
Thomas Vogel - invitation signed.
Korey Bengel - invitation signed.
Hailey Schnell - invitation signed.
Scarlett Knapp - invitation signed.
The Outlaws' machine is basically a bad Hollywood set where some of the classic westerns were filmed. From Walker Texas Ranger to the Clint Eastwood classics like Josie Wales. This machine I made up of almost all recycled materials. Save some hardware, all of it is either scrap wood or pulleys from previous machines. even most of the hardware is reused.
Our Step List
1. Ball rolls into pipe hitting lever
2. The lever hits the bucket
3. Bucket releases "water" onto mousetrap, triggering it.
4. Mousetrap pulls string, tipping dump truck
5 Dump truck releases tumbleweed down ramp
6 Tumbleweed hits cacti, tipping them
7 Cacti hit rat trap triggering it
8 Rat trap tips the lever
9. Lever hits train, sending it down ramp
10. Train crashes into swivel
11. The swivel spins and knocks over trees
12. Trees land on mousetrap, setting it off
13. Mouse trap pulls level
14. Lever pulls out peg
15. The peg releases doorstop
16. The weight falls and knocks into board
17. Nail falls and marble rolls into funnel
18. Marble lands on a mousetrap
19. Releases weight onto lever
20. Lever knocks the board down
21. Board sends weight flying
22. Weight hits and knocks over building
23. Building sets off catapult
24. Catapult launches marble
25. Marble hits mousetrap
26. Mousetrap releases spring
27. Peg hits over board
28. Board pulls string
29. String unravels
30. Train is pulled uphill
31. Train hits pipe
32. Pipe releases weight onto mousetrap
33. Mousetrap pulls weight off of tower
34. Wire unattaches; the light is off
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 Verbal Presentation. This is your team’s chance to shine and be creative! We want to hear the story your machine tells, and understand how the steps represent the theme and key elements of your narrative. The Machine Introduction should not be a step-by-step explanation of how the steps work. This is where your personality, humor, and team spirit engages the audience and gets them excited to see your machine.
Our Machine Run Videos