Team # 372: The Wolves TEAM PAGE

Indian Woods Middle School
Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Host: Black & Veatch
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Setup Time: 7:00 AM
Contest Start Time: 9:00 AM
Live Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Kacey Reynolds
Team Members: 10
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Quantum Physics... just kidding. The water cycle and the availability of resources on Earth.

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
'We fall so we can learn to pick ourselves up.' -Batman

Why we think we should win:
We believe that we should win because our machine is very creative, we stuck to an artsy theme, and we only have one domino. We also show great team spirit in our machine and its theme. We have dedicated many hours of blood, sweat, and tears to this project learning a lot about perseverance and teamwork. Our steps use many recycled everyday objects and solve the problem of applying a band-aid in an innovative way.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Make a hole in one not using a golf club.
Clean up a puddle of water.
Write a message without using conventional writing tools.

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

We have named our machine "The Art of Adhesion". Our machine is host to many different types of art such as theater, music, photography, painting, and dance. We chose this theme because of the importance of the arts in everyday life. Science and engineering are greatly influenced by creativity. We hope you enjoy!

Our Step List

1. The paint pallet is dropped and pulls down on pulley string.
2. Pulley pulls up drum stick
3. Drumstick hits cymbal
4. Pulley opens curtain
5. Curtain turns music page
6. Paint bottle rolls out onto lever
7. Lever lifts up paint roller
8. Marble rolls out of paint roller
9. Marble hits touch-sensor
10. Touch sensor activates Mindstorm which spins a motor
11. Motor spins ballerina and LP record
12. Record hits stick with washer
13. Washer releases duct tape lever
14. Lever hits paintstick battering ram
15. Battering ram pushes off ball
16. Ball pulls popsicle stick
17. Popsicle stick releases ball
18. Ball kits clarinet
19. Clarinet hits small ball which goes down tube
20. Ball hits larger ball
21. Larger ball hits T-square
22. T-square pulls back popsicle trigger
23. Trigger pushes off wood cylinder
24. Cylinder pulls stopper out of track, allowing marbles to roll down
25. Marbles hit tambourine
26. Marbles go into cup which flips over lever
27. Golf rolls down other side of lever and knocks over picture frame support
28. Picture frame tilts, releasing marble
29. Marble knocks over other picture frame support
30. Picture frame tilts, releasing marble
31. Marble goes through saxophone and hits baseball
32. Baseball rolls onto kick drum
33. Kick drum applies band-aid to canvas.

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