The Pirates of the Rubean vs. The Evil Puffer Fish TEAM PAGE

Cornerstone Christian Homeschoolers
Champaign, IL, USA

Online Contest:
Inflate A Balloon and Pop It!
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr. Fryer and Mr. Dilger
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
General studies and a lot more!

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
There are no mistakes.

Why we think we should win:
We worked hard, we worked together, and we had fun. We tried many different things, tested others, and came up with our current machine.

Welcome to The Pirates of the Rubean Vs The Evil Puffer Fish! We hope that you enjoy our machine, we do!

Our Step List

Pirates of the Rubean

Opening step: Spool plunger is pulled back and released
1. Spool hits Pringles can
2. Pringles can hits hinge
3. Hinge hits mouse trap
4. Mouse trap pulls cord attached to peg under coffee pot releasing pot
5. Pot on hinge falls releasing water
6. Water falls onto Sea Saw, and flows down the trough into the pot
7. The Sea Saw pulls the pin from the track, releasing car
8. Car runs down track and hits wooden block
9. Wooden block falls and hits golf tee
10. Golf tee falls releasing golf ball
11. Golf ball hits other golf balls in Newton’s Cradle
12. Newton’s Cradle hits wooden domino blocks
13. Domino blocks hit rat trap
14. Rat trap releases, pulling dowel free from holding trap door
15. Trap door opens, releasing sand from Clorox container
16. Sand falls into frosting container on lever, weighing it down
17. Sand weight on lever pushes syringe full of water, pushing other syringe, using hydraulics
18. Syringe pushes light switch ‘on’
19. Light switch turns on power to train (in Submarine form)
20. Train moves down track and hits two things:
A) Dowel rod: Dowel rod is attached to switch on varic, turning on water pump in pot, filling balloon
B) Long piece of wood (Sunken Mast): Mast moves back pulling cord
21. Cord moves gate holding lug nut wrench weight out (Hidden anchor)
22. Weight falls, releasing nail holding bucket
23 Bucket falls, pulling up counter weight
24. Counter weight pulls peg holding back swordfish
25. Swordfish fall popping balloon

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