Team # 505: The Story Tellers TEAM PAGE

HomeSchool Alliance
Savoy, Illinois, United States

Host: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Friday, March 10, 2017
Setup Time: 8:30 AM
Contest Start Time: 10:00 AM
Live Division II - Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Team Leader: Jennifer Fryer
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
We are all studying different levels of Math, English, and Science.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"You can fail at something you don't want to do, so you might as well take a chance on doing something that you love."-Jim Carrey

Why we think we should win:
We have all put in a lot of time and effort into this machine, meeting multiple times a week(which gradually increased to meeting everyday) where we've built, designed, and collaborated different ideas between each other. Our steps are original ideas that go with the theme of the machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Defuse a bomb.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

The Storybook follows the child character, Jack, from Jack and Jill, as he adventures through various iconic children's stories such as: The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, ending by applying a bandaid to a broken Humpty Dumpty.

Our Step List

1. car rolls down hill
2. car hits well
3. well releases marbles
4. marbles roll down track into birdhouse
5. birdhouse is weighed down, tipping spinning wheel
6. spinning wheel hits golf ball
7. golf ball rolls down track into cup
8. cup is weighed down, pulling down straw house
9. pin within straw house is pulled, releasing golf ball
10. golf ball rolls into pencil, releasing hammer
11. hammer swings down, smacks second house
12. second house is turned, golf balls roll out
13. golf balls roll into third house, tripping trip-wire
14. trip-wire releases marbles
15. marbles fall down peg-board
16. marbles land on wooden release
17. wooden release knocks weight
18. weight falls onto clothespin
19. clothes pin opens, releasing string attached to cup
20. cup tips spilling sand into funnel
21. sand pours through funnel onto scale
22. scale is weighed down, tips stall
23. stall lands on mouse trap
24.mouse trap is triggered, pulls down stopper
25. stopper releases bird
26. bird flies down into switch
27. switch starts drill
28. drill spins, turns gears, pulls up "beanstalk"
29. beanstalk tips platform, sliding weight
30. weight falls, pulling down flag
31. flag falls scaring golden goose
32. golden goose flies down, releases golden egg
33. eggs floats down moat and falls down waterfall into a log
34. log falls and pulls down drawbridge
35. drawbridge hits cloud
36. cloud tips up plane
37. marbles fall out of plane
38. marbles roll down track
39. marbles hit pin
40. pin pushes metal ball
41. metal ball falls on to wheel
42. wheel turns, releasing bouncy balls
43. bouncy balls fall down polar express
44.. balls roll into igloo
45. balls hit the three polar bear's beds
46. beds swing around starting snowball rolling
47. snowball falls off cliff knocking down snow barricade
48. snow barricade releases the three bear's sled
49. sled slides down hill and pulls lever
50. lever releases all the colors of the wind
51. wind pushes ball up into cup
52. cup flips over knocking out pin
53. pin releases bookmark which swings out
54. humpty dumpty had a great fall (he falls off the wall)
55. humpty falls onto lever
56. lever tips releasing frying pan
57. frying pan pulls out magnet
58. magnet releases spinning discs
59. discs pull out pin
60. pin releases weight
61. weight pulls out pin
62. pin releases book
63. book slams shut applying bandaid

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