Team # 1137: The Pack TEAM PAGE

Indian Woods Middle School
Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Online Contest:
Put Money in a Piggy Bank
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Kacey Reynolds
Team Members: 7
Invitations: 8
Theodore Wood - invitation signed.
Rowan Tate - invitation signed.
Harper Witbrod - invitation signed.
Mark Ziegler - invitation signed.
Hazel Frans - invitation signed.
Hazel Frans - invitation sent
Emma Krueger - invitation signed.
Louis Jacobs - invitation signed.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."-Walt Disney

Why we think we should win:
We perservered through countless snowdays but still had enough time to create a thoroughly unique machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Connecting two legos

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

I’m sure we all remember playing for hours upon hours with small cars, marble runs, and other things. Well, as curious little kids, we would combine toys and random items to make a new game or story of some sort. That’s the premise of this machine! From Hot-Wheels™ to a standard tennis ball, you’ll probably feel a bit nostalgic. So many old toys we used to (and sometimes still do) play with so much all making a great combination of memories and ideas as though we were trapped in a toy bin! Who doesn’t like a bit of fun playing with their old toys?

Our Step List

1.First, a team member lifts a rope to slide the slinky down the rope
2.Then, the Slinky hits a pencil
3. Following that, the pencil will hit our first tennis ball
4. After that, the tennis ball will hit another ball in the middle of the tube.
5.Then, the ball will hit a car at the end of the tube.
6. Once the car is hit, it will go through a hotwheels mechanism and hit a magnet.
7. After the magnet is hit, the magnet will go up while other magnets will go down.
8. Then, the magnets will hit a seesaw.
9. Following that step, the seesaw will flip a ball into a cup.
10. When the ball drops into the cup, then the cup will fall down.
11. After that, the cup will fall down, releasing a pair of tongs
12. Finally, the tongs will release a chocolate coin into a piggy bank.

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