Those Guys TEAM PAGE

The Siena School
Silver Spring, MD, USA

Online Contest:
Hammer A Nail
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr. Harriot (parent)
Team Members: 5
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Biology, Math, Ancient India, Art, Photography

Why we think we should win:
We had a small team and couldn't meet very often but we had a great time working together to come up with creative and handmade items for our machine.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
pour a glass of water, dent a soda can, open a book

Favorite Rube Goldberg video:

Our Step List

1. An unfortunate mouse falls, pulling a string
2. The string releases a ball which rolls down a ramp
3. The ball falls into a funnel and through a tube
4. The ball comes out the tube and bounces across two drums
5. The ball rolls down a yellow cheese wedge and around a half circle
6. The ball hits a lever
7. The lever swings around knocking over dominoes
8. The dominoes fall and triggers a mousetrap
9. The mousetrap flings a mouse off of the cheese wedge
10. The mouse hits a lever which turns on a fan
11. The fan blows a paddle over
12. The paddle pushes a gyroscope wheel which rolls down the rails
13. The wheel hits and triggers a mousetrap which pulls a track
14. The track trips the lever triggering a mousetrap on a car
15. The mousetrap makes the car roll forward and hits a door spring
16. The door spring snaps down and pulls a string attached to a hammer
17. The hammer falls hitting a nail (and another unfortunate mouse)

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