Team # 336: The Rube GoldBEARS TEAM PAGE

Luther Burbank Middle School
Los Angeles, California, United States

Online Contest:
Open An Umbrella
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Isabel Ceballos
Team Members: 8
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Engineering Chain Reactions

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."
-Walt Disney

Why we think we should win:
We think we should win because we worked hard for months to perfect and build this Rube Goldberg machine to do a complicated task as opening an umbrella. We worked as a team to decide and agree on what type of structure we would use on our machine. Some structures that we used in our machine were manipulated to have a part in our machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Throw a paper airplane, squeeze toothpaste onto toothbrush, shuffle a deck of cards

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Un"Bear"able Machine

Our Step List

1. Pink ball goes down path
2. Pink ball hits dominoes
3. Dominoes hit golf ball
4. Golf ball hits car accelerator
5. Car hits and knocks down tower of "bricks"
6. Bricks pull paper roll
7. Paper roll hits dominoes
8. Dominoes take weight off of the teeter totter
9. Teeter totter knocks cylinder into dominoes
10. Dominoes hit marble down the down the marble run
11. Marble hits dominoes
12. Dominoes hit a golf ball
13. Golf ball hits a pre-charged car
14. Car hits coffee can
15. Coffee can hits dominoes
16. Dominoes hit billiard balls
17. 8 ball is dislodged and releases weight in cup
18. Cup falls onto car accelerator
19. Car pushes umbrella button
20. Umbrella Opens!

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